Chisel Handle For Bowl Gouge

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Project by Cliff posted 07-06-2015 02:39 AM 910 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am finding the Scrap Pile of Timber is becoming more Fascinating each time I look at it. The gluing together of wood to create a blank is very interesting….The amazing projects that all you LUMBER JOCKS create is very inspiring and encourages me to “Have a go” as we say in Australia. So this Chisel Handle is my “have a go” attempt to create a handle out of strips of hardwood sliced on the table saw and glued together. My intention was to have a continuous circle of different grains and timber running down the length of the handle…...didn’t quite work out…...but I think I know where I went wrong. I’ll try again next time.

Thank you very much for looking.

Kind regards,


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#1 posted 07-06-2015 04:20 AM

Nice handle Cliff. These will get addictive and are fun to make. What can be better than making your own tools.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 07-06-2015 04:32 AM

Good looking handle Cliff, I look forward to seeing the next one.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#3 posted 07-06-2015 11:55 AM

Tool handles are still my favorite project. That’s a keeper!

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#4 posted 07-06-2015 12:12 PM

You sure find some pretty things that come out of that wood pile when you have a go at it, mate.

Looks like a good usable size and shape for a tool handle too. Nice work!! Keep digging in that wood pile!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#5 posted 07-06-2015 07:35 PM

May not have come out as you planned, but I think it came out pretty dang nice ! !

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#6 posted 07-07-2015 02:25 AM

Dave, Thank you. They certainly are addictive. Everywhere I look I see handles these days and get the urge to make heaps of handles, knobs and draw pulls.



Thank you Bob. I have a new Robert Sorby Roughing Gouge and will make a handle for it soon.



Hairy. Yes I think Tool Handles are becoming a favourite project for me too. Thank you for saying it’s a keeper. I won’t give it away!!! Ha,Ha.



G’day Jim. Mate, I tell you, it is quite amazing what one finds in a Wood Pile. I am quite convinced that a non wood worker would just regard it as junk and take it to the dump, or use it as Bar B Que firewood.

But to a wood Man or Girl it is a box of treasures!!!!!!! I Love It!!!!!!!!

Thank you for the nice comments, it encourages me to keep on “Having a go’



JoeinGa. Thank you very much, you comment is appreciated.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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