|Project by Yuval Eitan||posted 10-25-2015 07:16 PM||640 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Let me HANDLE it for you!
I am a member in a FB group of local woodworking amateurs.
A couple of months ago, a fellow member stated that he has many chisels and files that have been missing their handles. The obvious reply should have been (and was, from some fellows): “well, mate, make your own! You have chisels and files, that’s all you need!”. Me? Naaahhhh… I just have to be a smart-ass… “No sweat, friend! I’ll turn some for ya!...”.
So I turned some beech handles (one oak). Four for chisels, prepared to accept ferules that the “customer” has; Nine for files/rasps. Three I turned on three axes (pics 5,6, and see below) – to make them oval. The rest were either turned round, or flat stock on single axis, and then some filing and sanding. I fooled around with some notching, ridging, friction scorching – for fun, aesthetics as well as better grip. Oiled generously with pure Tung oil.
Fun little Saturday morning project!!
Some more pics:
Three axes (on both ends of the board)
Mounted. The face farther from the tail-stock will get turned
Sanding the edges
Now REALLY sanding the edges….
Some handle butts…
Hope I handled this well…..
Thanks for watching!
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