|Project by Ripthorn||posted 08-20-2014 03:48 PM||1629 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
My younger brother recently got into turning, so last time he was down here, I rustled up some scrap steel rod and a couple carbide cutters from the metalworking part of the shop and made the shafts. Fast forward a couple months and I finally got my new lathe, so the first project was to make a handle for the carbide tool. This is some scrap mahogany left over from a guitar build. Ferrule is a large brass compression nut that I threaded on to a tenon, then filed round on the lathe. Finish is a couple coats of wipe-on poly with a couple coats of wax. It did not take very long, and I am quite pleased. I really like the shape (so does my 7 year old daughter, so there may be something with the same shape coming for her shortly, no idea what, though).
-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science