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#1 posted 09-07-2009 03:45 AM

Thanks all for the comments. Sam, it appears the copper ring did work its way down into the handle, causing the wood around it to split. I’ll give it another shot with a smaller ring or more wood. I just got the leather idea because I was looking up old chisels for ideas to keep the handles from splitting and some of them had leather which would soften and distribute the mallet blow. Maybe I’ll try that in the future. I’m just looking for reasons to use my lathe and get some practice in partly so I’m not too upset that my first handle attempt failed, just didn’t like wasting the wood.

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