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Project by MikeB_UK posted 12-21-2020 11:28 AM 678 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After the practice run (Details here) time to make the set.
So, having learned a few things from the practice and this time making some in-depth plans and changes from the first attempt.

In depth plans :).

Change the order of build to.
Make hexagon
Drill Hole
Mark up & make stop cuts
Add ferrule
Add pointy bit
Shape handle starting at the pointy and ending at the blunt end.

Went fairly well. There is a certain skill required to make the rounded end of the handle, unfortunately it’s not a skill I possess so could look better but should do the required job of stopping the end mushrooming out when it’s repeatedly hit.
First time using some of these woods and, short of a few test cuts, first time trying to carve.
They may not look perfect but, because I sized them to fit my grip, they feel great to use.

Last picture are the tools used.
As usual, feel free to comment and tell me what I did wrong.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.





10 comments so far

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 12-21-2020 12:59 PM

Nice! I’ll probably stick with the various Auriou, Iles, and other handles on my tools, but it’s nice to know it can be done. And the result looks pretty dang good.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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MikeB_UK

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#2 posted 12-21-2020 01:41 PM

Cheers Dave

They were some dirt cheap blades I picked up on ebay, if they had handles I wouldn’t have bothered making new ones either.

I was originally thinking of doing a multi-tool type where I could change the blades out, but the handles were so quick to make I decided to just do all of them.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 12-21-2020 02:22 PM

Nice work. They look fantastic.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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HokieKen

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#4 posted 12-21-2020 03:09 PM

Very nice work Mike. Nothing like a handle that fits just perfect :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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MikeB_UK

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#5 posted 12-21-2020 04:53 PM



Nice work. They look fantastic.

- woodbutcherbynight


Cheers, much appreciated.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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MikeB_UK

261 posts in 2009 days


#6 posted 12-21-2020 04:57 PM



Very nice work Mike. Nothing like a handle that fits just perfect :-)

- HokieKen


Cheers Kenny
Now I just need to learn how to carve, oh and how to sharpen carving tools :)
I’ll probably find out that they are completely the wrong size when I get the hang of it.

Decided to make the multitool version as well, because why not.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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Phil32

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#7 posted 12-21-2020 06:21 PM

I’m curious about the ferrules. They look like the sealing rings for brass fittings on pressure systems.

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

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MikeB_UK

261 posts in 2009 days


#8 posted 12-21-2020 06:47 PM



I m curious about the ferrules. They look like the sealing rings for brass fittings on pressure systems.

- Phil32


Hi Phil

Yes, they are indeed compression olives.
Cheap, easy to find, come in multiple sizes and I had them lying around.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 12-21-2020 08:42 PM

Those are some good looking handles!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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MikeB_UK

261 posts in 2009 days


#10 posted 12-22-2020 07:30 AM



Those are some good looking handles!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


Thanks Jim

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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