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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.

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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.
 

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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.

 

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

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Nice work. They look fantastic.

- woodbutcherbynight
Cheers, much appreciated.
 

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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.


 

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

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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.
 

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

Cheers, Jim
 

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

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh
Thanks Jim
 

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Beautiful work and the multi tool is a great idea!
 

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Cheers waho
 

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Awesome, this London pattern of handle has been one I've always liked, and hope to some day make some for one of my sets of Grace screwdrivers
 

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Thanks Mos, I do like the grip of them.

You'll do a much better job for the Grace shafts than I did on these - they are, admittedly, a bit rough and ready.
 

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Well… I've had the grace screwdriver shaft set for a number of years now, and no handles, so yours are infinitely better than mine :D
 

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Awesome, this London pattern of handle has been one I ve always liked, and hope to some day make some for one of my sets of Grace screwdrivers

- Mosquito
The London Pattern Book defines the blade shape of carving tools manufactured in England. Like the Swiss system it shows the progressive curves from straight edges #1 thru #9 (half circle) and unique numbers of special shapes. The handles are not standardized. I have Marples gouges with round handles and Herring Brothers with tapered hexagonal handles. Many have adopted hexagonal handles because they don't roll off the bench.
 

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Well… I ve had the grace screwdriver shaft set for a number of years now, and no handles, so yours are infinitely better than mine :D

- Mosquito
In that case I'll take the win :)
 

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Awesome, this London pattern of handle has been one I ve always liked, and hope to some day make some for one of my sets of Grace screwdrivers

- Mosquito

The London Pattern Book defines the blade shape of carving tools manufactured in England. Like the Swiss system it shows the progressive curves from straight edges #1 thru #9 (half circle) and unique numbers of special shapes. The handles are not standardized. I have Marples gouges with round handles and Herring Brothers with tapered hexagonal handles. Many have adopted hexagonal handles because they don t roll off the bench.

- Phil32
Sheffield list is the most common one over here as far as I know.
 

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