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Dovetail chisels DIY (skewed, fishtail and left, right dovetail versions) blog #2: *Chisel handles on the lathe *

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Chisel handles on the lathe
no money, no pressure

Intro:
This first part will be how I made the handles.

Here the materials, a old table leg found in the street and cut into needed size, and a piece of aluminum tube for ferrules.
First step is to mark the centers.

Here the wood is set up in the lathe, and in the background you can see my sketch for the app. shape I wanted.

First turning the end for the ferule, I used a caliper to set the size.

The shoulder takes form.

Now I turned the wood around, so I could shape it all up with minimum waste.

Seems I did not found the center all well here… But she sure gets some nice hips.

And even a sweet butt too.

Then I lay down the first one on the table in front of me, and turned the rest freehand after this.
I was amazed to see that they looked almost the same…

Sanding while spinning.

Some chips and dust for finish (a tip I got here on LJ).

This is the result, not so bad for a beginner! (I’m so modest).

Then I turned this pipe, just to please my fellow LJ’s… (Ok that was not the truth, sorry).
- and it was really hard to smoke while spinning.

A not sharp image of applying the linseed oil.

Here with a thick layer so it can soak up really well.
(Wonderful to see the color now).

Finally a five nice handles, ready for the chisels.
I’m really pleased, they got a good grip in my hand, and the round butt is so sweet in the palm of my hand (Kelly I do not want any comments on his one).

I’ll split the blog up here, so it does not become too long for a ISDN connection…

Press here for part three.


Hope this winged dovetail tour can be to inspiration,

Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



9 comments so far

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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 1317 days ago

Okay so if Kelly isn’t allowed to comment on the ruond butt thing, may I? =p

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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mafe

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#2 posted 1317 days ago

Yes thomas you are welcome!

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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DaddyT

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#3 posted 1317 days ago

Such a nice read. And I must say you did a great job turning that pipe LOL. I bet it was really hard to puff while on the lathe

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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Flemming

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#4 posted 1317 days ago

nice pipe mads! hahahah

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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HerbC

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#5 posted 1317 days ago

Mads,

First you’re talking about “spinning naked ladies” and now you’re spinning pretty butts on the lathe. I’m starting to believe the things I used to read in Penthouse about life in Scandinavia…

Great project and really enjoy your blogging.

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 1317 days ago

nice toturial Mads
thank´s for taking the time :-)

Herb: trust my word ….Just believe what you have read :-)
the trick is to have the right unlock-combination ….and every thing is possiple in Scandinavia…..LOL

take care
Dennis

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lanwater

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#7 posted 1317 days ago

Naked lady on the lathe?

Now what happened to that flag that wecan use to tag a post?

Great job Mads.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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mafe

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#8 posted 1316 days ago

Hi,
Ian, It’s the watch / unwatch or… But they are alll there now.
Dennis, I’ll say nothing, since I have a French GF…
Herb, this Penthouse – is that a builders magazine? LOL
Flemming, ;O(])
DaddyT, especially when the lathe was spinning…
Smiles for all,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Bertha

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#9 posted 1316 days ago

I laughed so hard at the pipe. How did you do that without a laser-guided termite tool?! :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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