Rasp Handles at the Drill Press

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Blog entry by GarageWoodworks posted 10-26-2014 12:05 AM 1370 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Rasp handles at the Drill Press

I have a few rasps that were in need of handles. If I owned a lathe I would have quickly turned a few handles, but unfortunately I do not. I had really good luck turning drawer pulls at the drill press using a few rasps, so I thought I could use the same process to make a few handles. Because the handles are longer than the drawer pulls that I made in the past, I had to modify the process a little. I used my grinder to make a metal point for the wood to turn on at the bottom of the drill press; which should alleviate the extra force caused by the rasp. The process worked really well.

I hammered (wooden mallet) the rasp into a pre-drilled hole in the handle and unfortunately the handle cracked slightly. I wrapped the cracked region tightly with electrical tape and this seemed to work ok. When I make a second one, which I plan on filming, I will use a metal ferrule to prevent cracking; which I should have done the first time. It’s all a learning process.


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#1 posted 10-27-2014 09:20 AM

Got a few tool handle that I need to turn. This and your next blog give a better idea how I can do it on my press. Thanks.

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