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10-22-2019 06:07 PM

Hi, i am making a carving knife handle and I had a oops the glue block broke. I can center on the hole in the tenon because it is rectangular and of center. I made a new glue block and it came off. all I have are 50MM jaws on my chuck. any ideas how I can turn this thanks Mike


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#1 posted 10-22-2019 06:17 PM

Kind of depends on what exactly you want to do with it. Just finish turning it to shape? Remove the smaller portion that appears broken/off center? Part off the end?

If you are getting rid of that off-center protrusion, I think it would be easiest for you to just cut it off and finish between centers. If not, you can easily make a round disc suitable in size for your chuck jaws, and drill/turn a friction fit hole to match the handle.

PS: A glue block should never just ‘come off’ unless you want it to…

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 10-22-2019 09:29 PM

sorry I add pictures don’t know what happened. the small area is the tenon for the knife. i was thinking about making an insert to fit my G3 jaws but i’m not sure how to do it safely. I need it to clamp on 3/4”

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#3 posted 10-22-2019 09:31 PM

for some reason I can’t add pictures. When I insert the picture the code appears in post but when I post no pictures appear

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#4 posted 10-22-2019 09:48 PM

The photo processing (uploading) part of this site may be hacked. I’ll try a test:

It seems to work fine for me. Browsing, selecting, and inserting are steps in the process.

Phil

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#5 posted 10-22-2019 09:53 PM

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#6 posted 10-22-2019 09:54 PM

the above blank post is me inserting 2 photos. it won’t work for me. I have never had a problem before

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#7 posted 10-22-2019 10:00 PM

A glue block on end grain isn’t going to hold very well. That is probably why it released.

If you cannot turn between centers, perhaps you can make some wooden jaws for your chuck like this:

You can make them for any size you want. For more stability, keep your tail stock engaged. More info here.

There are other ways of doing this so just search around for other wooden jaw designs that you can make yourself. There is a similar approach that can be attached to a faceplate or just clamped into your chuck that is tightened with a hose clamp instead of the chuck.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#8 posted 10-23-2019 12:51 AM

You probably know this, but you can buy ready-made tool handles.

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

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#9 posted 10-23-2019 01:42 AM

You probably know this, but you can buy ready-made tool handles.

- Phil32

Yes, but a lot of turners (myself included!) derive a lot of satisfaction by turning our own tool handles.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#10 posted 10-23-2019 03:10 AM

when i made my bowl gouge handles I used end grain glue blocks. What happened here is #1 used hot glue but it hadn’t hardened completely when i started, #2 thew tenon was formed and the glue bloch had to be turned down, I got a catch. Where can I find out more about making a chuck

Phil why would I want to buy a handle when I can make one. Now an axe handle I would buy. I can make handles but I am not that skilled

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#11 posted 10-23-2019 04:52 AM

See the ”more info here” link in my post above. I’ve seen some you tube videos as well but I don’t have the link. Might have been Mike Peace?

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#12 posted 10-23-2019 05:00 AM

One more thing…since it looks like you may have already put a slot in the handle for the blade, is there a reason you aren’t just turning between centers?

Also, you might want to explore multi-axis turning. While a round handle is usually best for s turning tool, I think that a knife is better if it is sort of oval or flatter on one radius. It is pretty easy to do once you understand the process. I’ve used it for making handles for mallets and screwdrivers to proving a better, more comfortable grip.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#13 posted 10-23-2019 06:28 AM

the reason I am not turning between centers is the cone center will round out the slot opening, if that happens i will lose support for the blade. There is a tremendous torque on that stlye blade. I wish i could do it that way. I was thinking of off center turning but i don’t much walnut and can’t afford to mess it up. beside with only one end to put off center it wouldn’t come out right anyway. Thanks for the link on wood jaws

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#14 posted 10-23-2019 12:47 PM

For future reference, if you make it a little longer than needed, you can part off the end or simply cut it off with a saw so you don’t mess up the slot.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#15 posted 10-23-2019 11:15 PM

yea i know but what you see is what I have. i have one other piece that i can use but it is shorter.

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