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A Simple Bird Cage Awl #3: The Handle

02-10-2016 02:40 AM by bondogaposis | 9 comments »

With the blade hardened it is time to make a proper handle. In a previous blog I stabilized a fine piece of spalted apple. That is what I am going to use to make the handle.Chuck it up in the lathe and cut a section of copper tubing for the ferrule.I begin by making the blank round and cutting down on one end for the ferrule.Here I have it fit.Mix up some epoxy and spread it on the ferrule stub and in place the ring on the finger.After the epoxy cures I mount the blank into my scroll chuck and put a drill chuck into the tail stock and drill a hole for the blade. The blade is 3/16” but I want hole that is 1/32” larger, so a 7/32” drill bit is what I am using here. I s...

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