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Handle for my 1" gouge

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Project by Ted posted 05-20-2014 06:27 PM 1193 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a handle for my 1” gouge which I think turned out pretty nice. Bubinga finished with MinWax Antique Oil satin finish. It’s shiny in the photo because it’s still drying.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.





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lightcs1776

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#1 posted 05-20-2014 06:28 PM

Nice, Ted. Wish my tools looked that nice.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#2 posted 05-20-2014 06:30 PM

Very nice handle indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.........................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 05-20-2014 06:30 PM

Nice. How is Bubinga to work with?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 05-20-2014 06:44 PM

Yea, they match very nicely. Like that gauge.

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#5 posted 05-20-2014 06:48 PM

Chris, it’s just an old gouge I got fairly cheap on ebay… about $20 if I recall, but the handle was ugly and undersized. This handle was meant for another project which didn’t work out so well. I have a few more gouges with ugly handles, so I might make similar handles for those as well.

Thanks Jim… nice looking tools do make woodworking more fun. :)

Monte, I don’t have a lot of experience with other woods so not much to compare with, but I do like the way Bubinga works.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#6 posted 05-20-2014 06:52 PM

MrJinx, I haven’t put the gouge to wood yet so just a show piece at this time. But I do plan to put it to the test some day. I’m pretty sure the Bubinga will stand up to the mallet pretty well.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#7 posted 05-20-2014 07:11 PM

Ted, most of the gouges, and all other tools, and the tools primary users, are getting on the older side. The only place I feel young these days is here on LJ.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#8 posted 05-20-2014 07:12 PM

the new lathe must be hummin! Your crankin ‘em out now!

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#9 posted 05-20-2014 07:14 PM

Me too, Chris. That’s one of the benefits of being a newbie woodworker… it’s like being a kid again.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#10 posted 05-20-2014 07:51 PM

your my hero for keeping the old alive

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#11 posted 05-20-2014 08:04 PM

Looks good Ted. Is it comfortable to hold onto…without the wet oil on it?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#12 posted 05-20-2014 08:53 PM

Looks great Ted! A whole set would be really cool!

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 05-20-2014 09:01 PM

Looks like you got a handle on things Tedman…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#14 posted 05-20-2014 11:24 PM

Vonhagen, I love these old tools. They’re well made, inexpensive on ebay, and they have character new tools just don’t have.

Bill, the handle is very comfortable.

Candy, that would be awesome!

Marty, only on the chisel… everything else is utter chaos.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#15 posted 05-21-2014 01:30 AM

With as many bad habits that you have….
It is good to see you “turning” over a new leaf!!!
You’ve taken to the lathe quite well.
Looks like you are enjoying it.

Carry on….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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