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My lathe journeys. #38: ... Replaced the lathe handle I broke.

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Blog entry by JoeinGa posted 09-16-2015 02:31 PM 961 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 37: ... Salad bowl? or Bean pot? Part 38 of My lathe journeys. series Part 39: ... Made a new lathe tool rest »

I broke one of my home made lathe handles a few weeks ago. You can see that here. http://lumberjocks.com/JoeinGa/blog/64890
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I finally got around to making a replacement. I used the bandsaw and my 12” disc sander to get the broken piece off the shaft. This tool is right at 24” long. I’m not 100% sure but I THINK this is a piece of the fig tree that I cut down. Anyway, here it is.
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As usual, comments welcomed. Thanks for looking.

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Porchfish

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#1 posted 09-16-2015 02:50 PM

Now THAT’s a handle ! looking’ good !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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Vicki

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#2 posted 09-16-2015 05:48 PM

Beautiful!!!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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Dutchy

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#3 posted 09-16-2015 07:16 PM

Hopefully this one hold longer than the old one.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#4 posted 09-16-2015 08:18 PM

Nice work Joe. I can’t pin point it but there is something about making your own handle. Always a lot of enjoyment in doing so.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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JoeinGa

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#5 posted 09-17-2015 12:21 AM

Thanks all. I used it today and it’s pretty comfortable to use.

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#6 posted 09-17-2015 03:46 AM

It is very handsome! What kind of finish did you put on it?

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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ForestGrl

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#7 posted 09-17-2015 03:46 AM

It is very handsome! What kind of finish did you put on it?

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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JoeinGa

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#8 posted 09-17-2015 04:33 PM

Thanks, ForestGrl. I used BLO and 3 coats of rattle-can lacquer.

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JoeinGa

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#9 posted 09-17-2015 04:34 PM

Thanks, ForestGrl. I used BLO and 3 coats of rattle-can lacquer.

(sorry, just had to do this) :-)

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ForestGrl

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#10 posted 09-18-2015 02:28 AM



Thanks, ForestGrl. I used BLO and 3 coats of rattle-can lacquer.

(sorry, just had to do this) :-)

- JoeinGa

Har, har, har. Have no idea what happened up there! ;-)

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#11 posted 09-23-2015 02:26 PM

I likes it. I’m sure it’s much better than the one that was on it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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