Bubinga tool handle

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Project by Woodworker_Collins posted 02-24-2013 05:22 PM 1774 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One thing i have really liked about turning after getting the lathe is that you dont need a lot of wood, actually you can use a lot of scrap and thats exactly what i did using a small piece of leftover bubinga, i made this simple rasp handle that was badly needed, i have to say i really love the immediate gratification you get from turning :)

-- Adam, Ireland,

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#1 posted 02-24-2013 05:56 PM

I like it. It looks comfortable for use and that bubinga has such a beautiful grain.

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#2 posted 02-24-2013 05:58 PM

Nice, and you are right scraps are great for stuff like this. What did you use to mount the rasp into the handle? Epoxy?

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

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#3 posted 02-24-2013 06:04 PM

@Michael Curtis yes i used epoxy and it had a sort of square wedge shape at the end so i kind of wedged it in the hole

-- Adam, Ireland,

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#4 posted 02-24-2013 08:06 PM

Already improving I see. Great job on this Adam. Immediate gratification was the reason I started turning too, but after awhile the need for that diminishes when you realize that the quality of the stuff you want to turn takes a little longer. It happens automatically so don’t worry about it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 02-24-2013 09:25 PM

Good Handle Adam


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 02-26-2013 05:36 AM

Woodworker_Collins thanks for the tip, I made 3 this past weekend using the same method. Those small handles they offer do not fit my 12 year olds hands never mind mine.

stefang, I agree. In days gone by I would zip through a project and get it done. These days I plan it out, do research, ask a few questions and then finally get started. Time goes by, all the details get attended to and eventually it gets done. Where did all these complications come in???? (laughing)

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

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#7 posted 02-26-2013 09:38 PM

Great job on the beautifully shaped handle. Like the wood and the finish.

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