Chisel handles on the lathe
no money, no pressure
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,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.