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Needed some handles for saw files. Had some mahogany and a new lathe. I guess it was meant to be!

In the beginning

Inlayed a bit of maple on the end to see how hard it was. Next time I’ll leave a center mark instead of finishing it, then trying to center and drill it.

Had a pretty good fit with the ferrules. Used a dab of TB3 to lock them in place. Unfortunately the glue let go when I was turning the brass of my pex coupling ferrules. Next time I’ll use epoxy with a tighter fit.

Finished it with BLO and a bit of wax.

Didn’t turn out perfect but I’ll know what to do next time.

Thanks for looking. Peace homies.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.





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Tugboater78

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#1 posted 09-28-2015 05:41 AM

Very nice! You putting the lathe to some good work!

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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CharlieK

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#2 posted 09-28-2015 07:32 AM

They look great! I especially like the maple on the end

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racerglen

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#3 posted 09-28-2015 11:21 AM

Great stuff, looks fantastic !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 09-28-2015 11:27 AM

Very nice work, ditto on the maple inserts.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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murch

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#5 posted 09-28-2015 11:47 AM

Great looking set of handles.

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chrisstef

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#6 posted 09-28-2015 12:10 PM

Classy as hell. Stef likey.

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TheFridge

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#7 posted 09-28-2015 12:23 PM

I appurciate the comments. Might make a duplicator to get a bit more consistency on the next set. Still learning the ins and outs of turning.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Shuja

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#8 posted 09-28-2015 03:12 PM

Beautiful

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summerfi

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#9 posted 09-28-2015 03:22 PM

Great job! It’s nice to have a matching set.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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ColonelTravis

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#10 posted 09-28-2015 04:25 PM

that’s awesome

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TheFridge

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#11 posted 09-28-2015 04:28 PM

Thank you sirs. It was a fun learning project and nailing down processes on a lathe. I thoroughly enjoy turning.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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ToddJB

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#12 posted 09-28-2015 05:12 PM

Nice, Fridge. I like ‘em.

What’s the appeal of the pex ferrels vs just loping off some copper/brass pipe? I’m always on the look out for better ferrels.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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TheFridge

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#13 posted 09-28-2015 07:04 PM

Thanks Todd, usually when I start a job I’m ill prepared for it. That’s all. About to order some 5/8 brass tube off amazon so I have some on hand.

I do like their thickness but I hated turning the ridges out. Mainly because the glue let go. I needed to hammer them on BEFORE finishing it so I don’t have the same probe next time. Some epoxy wouldn’t hurt either.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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ToddJB

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#14 posted 09-28-2015 07:28 PM

Did you see this one?

$12 for 6 feet is a pretty good deal.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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TheFridge

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#15 posted 09-28-2015 07:46 PM

yeah I saw that, then I started digging and found some that was almost twice as thick so I’ll prob try that out first. It costs a lot more compared to the thinner but I figure 12” will take care me.

Edit: giggity giggity!

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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