Small projects : tools handles

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Project by loupitou06 posted 05-25-2009 07:21 AM 1567 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have completed some tools and handles for my shop, from left to right on the first picture :

  • Marking knife : I cut my old planer blades (DW735) and resharpened the blade. Then rough cut two pieces of maple left from a previous project. I’ve inserted two steel dowels in the original blade holes, epoxy everything and rasp/shape the handle to fit my hand. Finish is boiled linseed oil followed by wax.
  • Scratch awl, I’ve started by mounting a steel rod in my cordless drill and used rasp and sandpaper to make a point. Then build a a handle with a lamination of 2 maple scraps. The handle was then manually shaped until it fit my hand. Finish is BLO and wax.
  • Last one was a handle I made for a file I purchased and the big orange store. I’ve used a bold (countersunk head on one side and filed on the other one) to hold the file. Routed the shape of the file metal handle on one of the two cherry blank. The shaped the handle by hand. Same finish applied.

Next hand tool will probably be a wooden hand plane thanks to the inspiration from some fellow Lumberjock folks.

Thanks for watching.

-- 100 fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage

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#1 posted 05-25-2009 07:39 AM

great job and just like clamps you can never have enough handles

-- 20 year old new woodworker. advice and tools much appreciated.

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#2 posted 05-25-2009 08:12 AM

Great looking handles. Great use for scraps.

This is one of those projects I need to get around to.

Thanks for posting.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 05-25-2009 12:52 PM

Nice handles, very utile and good lookin.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 05-25-2009 03:14 PM

great job!!!

i use green wood on files and roung objects. make a hole and then drive on with a LITTLE presure and it will dry and hold on to the metal. it won’t come off and you don’t have to rivet it .

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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#5 posted 05-25-2009 05:19 PM


-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#6 posted 05-25-2009 06:08 PM

Boy could do nead to make a bunch of those. nice handles. Good tip Roy

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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