Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'handle'

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Woodturning Projects #1: Woodturning Handle | An Alternative Approach

09-02-2016 03:15 PM by Scott Seganti | 0 comments »

A great way to save a few dollars on your next turning tool purchase is to buy your tools un-handled and make your own. I came up with a design that works really well. It includes set screws which allow you to remove the tool from the handle if needed.

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Dread Knot Woodshop #5: Make Lathe Tool Handles

02-01-2016 09:02 PM by emetric | 4 comments »

In this installment of Dread Knot Woodshop, we make longer handles for some old Craftsman lathe chisels on the lathe.

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Dave's Workshop #14: T-Wrench Handle

01-25-2016 01:31 AM by Dave Rutan | 7 comments »

“Necessity is the mother of invention” as the old saw goes. When I was researching the scroll saw that I got, I found that the special T-wrench was missing. So I looked it up and found that it is metric and 3.5mm. 3.5mm is not really a standard size as I found. They aren’t included in sets of hex wrenches and to buy a T-wrench of that kind would cost more than I’m willing to spend. Then I just looked online for a normal Allen key that was 3.5mm and found that...

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The eBay Chisel- Turning a Handle

01-24-2016 06:46 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 3 comments »

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Odds 'N' Ends #1: Quick and Easy Drawer Pulls

01-22-2016 07:22 PM by ThomasLightle | 0 comments »

This is one of my earliest videos. I had built some shop cabinets and I needed some drawer pulls, so I figured I would make some using an old plastic cabinet handle as a template. A year later and they still work, but I have a different, more comfortable design that I use now. The purpose of this video is to show that it doesn’t take much to make functional items for the shop. Let’s all sit back and enjoy this old video of me figuring out how to film a project. Enjoy! Quic...

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Easy Made Drawer Pulls!

12-13-2015 07:17 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

With just a router and a tablesaw or band saw you can make a bunch of drawer pulls simple and quickly!

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Stanley #5 Tote Restoration

08-12-2015 08:58 PM by Mattyboy | 8 comments »

I’ve had these two Stanley #5’s for a couple years now and use them often. But both had broken horns (not certain if that’s the right term) on the handle/tote, making it uncomfortable to hold. I’ve been using a glove when using these planes. Finally I got around to fixing them. I don’t happen to have any rosewood, so I used the darkest wood I had – walnut. On the first one, the fix is very obvious so I stained the walnut part on the second one and it’s a bit harder to tell a repair has bee...

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Make Your Own Drawer Pulls

01-06-2015 10:33 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

Now to begin with, this is not woodworking, but does have to do with furniture. I have had many woodworkers that have been curious about blacksmithing and what i do and how I got into it. I never post my smithing projects here just because it is a woodworking forum. However, I feel like a lot of woodworker could create their own drawer pulls out of metal in their shops. You can use a coffee can forge and a vise really. Check out the video and see how easy it is and create your own hardware fo...

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Reshaping a Stanley Sweetheart #62 Tote

11-04-2014 05:44 PM by Mauricio | 11 comments »

The other day I was working from home, I was bummed out because I had been to busy to do much woodworking lately, so I said “Hey, standing desks are supposed to be good for your, and my “joinery bench” is about the right height, why not put my laptop on the bench?!” If I cant woodwork, I can at least be around my tools. One thing leads to another and while on a conference call I get the bug in me to reshape this plane tote. I’ve always disliked the shape of...

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Handplanes #4: Custom Hand Plane Totes Stanley & LV Veritas

09-14-2014 01:28 AM by OSU55 | 1 comment »

I don’t like Stanley or Veritas factory totes. I made modifications to the drawings provided by Lee Valley. The result is kind of in between the two designs. I start with stock about 1-1/4” thick and end up slightly less. The designs adjust the tote angle, making the Stanley more upright and giving the LV tote a little more angle. The front lower and rear upper radii are smaller and the positions adjusted to affect the hand angle and provide more vertical room for larger hands. My...

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