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Octagon tool handle - bandsaw jig

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Project by mafe posted 04-28-2019 05:35 PM 851 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Octagon / square tapered tool handles
bandsaw jig

When I saw Pask Makes jig for tapered octagon tool handles and knew I needed one of those, first of all I like to use this type of handle on my carving tools, second I find them beautiful, third I am forging a lot of tools now, so it will save me time with the handles, fourth how could I resist making another jig?.

The post is from the blog: https://www.lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/129679


Pictures:
1. Jig in use.
2. Making the handle holder part of the jig.
3. Making the base plate.
4. Jig with wood for handle set up.
5. Final cuts on the band saw.
6. A handle after finish and shaping.

Here are the video from Pask Makers that got me making it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4noFDNZ1WQ
(Jump to 7:20 for the jig).


Hope this can inspire you to make your own tools.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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#1 posted 04-28-2019 05:41 PM

Definitive interesting jig

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 04-28-2019 06:51 PM

That is a real slick jig, Mads!!
Nice work on it and real nice results!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 04-28-2019 07:01 PM

Excellent Jig Mads.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 04-28-2019 07:05 PM

Great jig. The handle looks fantastic.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#5 posted 04-28-2019 07:13 PM

Oh. A curved octagon. Nice!

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#6 posted 04-28-2019 07:18 PM

Well that’s clever!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#7 posted 04-28-2019 09:10 PM

Octagon handles are cool and feel great in your hand. Nice job. Great job on the jig too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 04-29-2019 01:32 AM

Nice jig Mafe.
You might be refering to Bob Strawn’s article on double tapered octagon handles
https://toolmakingart.com/2011/02/27/how-to-make-an-octagonal-handle-shell-auger-and-straight-drilling-guide/ He had quite a system, but not using a bandsaw. Your system is clever.

I am still a fan of octagonal tool handles, but have not tried the double tapered version yet.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#9 posted 04-29-2019 12:54 PM

that’s a very clever solution to a tricky problem.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#10 posted 04-29-2019 03:19 PM

That is a pretty sweet jig there, the handle looks to be very ergonomic.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#11 posted 04-29-2019 03:28 PM

jig making at its finest it looks like it works very nice GREAT JOB :<)))) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#12 posted 04-29-2019 03:46 PM

A similar jig apears in this video, but dont know if he is the inventor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4noFDNZ1WQ

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#13 posted 04-29-2019 04:04 PM

Several manufacturers of carving tools use octagonal handles to reduce the chance of tools rolling off a bench and damaging the cutting edge. Pfeil (swiss made)for example.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#14 posted 04-29-2019 08:53 PM

Hot digity jigity…

COOL jig…

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mafe

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#15 posted 04-29-2019 11:04 PM

Hi guys,
I’m happy to be able to say where I saw the jig and made mine from watching the video!
Ty found the video with Pask Makes, where I saw it and made my version from watching it. I can see now watching the video again, that all I added was the base, so you can make custom shapes and make them asymetrical. ;-) So it makes totaly sense that it was not me, who should have credit, for the clever idea.

Here it is, jump to 7:20 if you only want the jig part.

View on YouTube

So a big thank you to Pask Makes and to Ty for finding it again.
(I have watched some of his blacksmithing videos, love his simple approach to things and his accent).

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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