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Turned handles #2: Brass ferrules arrived

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Blog entry by Dan Krager posted 03-16-2013 12:07 AM 1235 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: New Carving and Turning handles Part 2 of Turned handles series Part 3: Handles are finished and mounted »

Today I received the brass flare caps that will become the ferrules. The handles all have several coats of oil finish and just glow with an invitation to pick them up. These caps were $0.59 each! The cheapest big box price was $1.19.
http://www.installationpartssupply.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_code=fittings-brass-flare-cap#.UUO3GPV1N8F Says they’re back ordered, but I got them within two weeks. After contacting them, they told me they normally don’t stock them, but will be happy to get as many as I wanted.

So, now to find the time to fit things up. Would you turn off the hex shoulders or leave them?
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com



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ShaneA

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#1 posted 03-16-2013 12:20 AM

Nice looking handle. Maybe try rounding one, and compare it to see if you like it. I bet they would be fine either way. But they sort of play off the octagonal london type pattern.

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Jonathan

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#2 posted 03-16-2013 03:12 AM

Don’t rightly know! Sind your fingers get in there when carving, I wonder if the ridges would blister and hurt After a while.

-- Jhopewell, New Hampshire, www.hopewellwoodwork.com

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BigYin

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#3 posted 03-16-2013 05:21 AM

you can turn the brass caps, use an old parting off tool, sharpen it, take fine cuts
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Dan Krager

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#4 posted 03-16-2013 03:22 PM

BigYin, those are NICE handles you made. I do like the turned look, and yet I’m attracted to the hex. I have one set up to look at for awhile to help decide. I’m wondering, too, about the hex vs. octagon shapes. I never thought about long range comfort, Jonathan (still wanting to do the h!), so that’s a point well taken. I have metal lathe capabilities, so it will be easy to turn off the hex if I decide to go that way. Hmmm. I do hope to spend some long hours holding these things on a Gibbons style carving soon. It will be a fun project, not a commission, so it will be a way to spend evenings and otherwise not busy days.

DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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BigYin

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#5 posted 03-16-2013 07:35 PM

Dan

London pattern chisels look great and are real easy to make as are the tapered octagonal ones.
both use a simple jig to get accurate cuts on the wood.
If you want to go that way I will provide sketches/photos of what you need

shorty

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Dan Krager

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#6 posted 03-16-2013 07:40 PM

Thanks, Shorty. I’ve got the handles turned already, so maybe another time.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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