|Project by Wav||posted 03-20-2016 02:42 AM||785 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
While working some other projects and restoring a few old tools, rather than throwing the scrap pieces in the fire, I decided to try to learn how to use a lathe. Using a lathe isn’t as easy as it seems.
Anyway, I decided to start out simple. So I trimmed the scrap pieces into square stock and turned a few handles. The darker colored handle is made from Narra wood from the Philippines.
The smaller and lighter of the two is made from a piece of Dogwood which has been seasoned very well, 15 years or so, he dogwood is a difficult wood to work with as it among some of the hardest, harder than oak, i would put it right up there with apple. Sharp chisels are a must when you’re working with this stuff.
While making the file handles, I also made some replacement handles for an old Hand Brace I decided to restore. Both handles are made from Dogwood. The darker of the two is from the heart wood the lighter is of course from sap wood. I am pleased with the results.
I coated them with clear lacquer, I prefer the natural color of the woods i use to let their unique features shine through.
-- Maddog Creations