Tool Handles

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Project by ghost5 posted 03-02-2013 07:40 PM 1529 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I ordered a couple of custom carbide tools and had a 1/2” skew that needed a replacement handle so I finally got them all done. The first is black walnut and poplar to replace the broken handle it is about 11” in length. Next two are cherry and poplar for the new tools both are around 15” long. The middle handle was finished with lacquer while the others are Johnson Paste Wax and mineral spirits applied on the lathe with sandpaper.

I just found out I have 3 more mini custom carbides coming so I will be back to making handles soon.

-- Tommy,

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#1 posted 03-02-2013 08:35 PM

NICE….great job

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 03-03-2013 12:49 AM

Very attractive and design. Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 03-03-2013 03:53 AM

I like the contrasting woods, well made. Made some smaller ones for files and posted this evening as well.

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

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#4 posted 03-03-2013 03:46 PM

those look great! How do you attach the tool to the handle? I know you drill a hole, but then what is the best way to attach them?


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#5 posted 03-03-2013 03:51 PM

Brandon I use epoxy. Most people making these do. The only one that has a drilled hole is the skew handle. The others have square shanks so I cut a slot in the center piece to accept the tool shank that piece is also the same thickness (1/2”) as the tool. Once you glue the sides on it forms a square that the tool slides into. After turning I coat the tool shank with 5 minute epoxy and push it into the handle.

-- Tommy,

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#6 posted 03-05-2013 02:58 PM

Beautiful and well made tools. Like the form and the wood combo.

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