|Project by Tom O'Brien||posted 12-25-2009 02:18 AM||1379 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
My Son-in-Law and his dad are both avid grillers. I made these for them for Christmas gifts. Both handles are made from Bubinga. The one at the top in the picture is unfinished, just sanded up to 320 grit. The one at the bottom is sanded up to 320 grit and then finished with a woodturner’s polish product. It has a nice gloss to it. The decorative grooves are blackened with the edge of a plastic-laminate sample from the home center.
These were turned on a new (to me) Jet 1014 Mini Lathe. I bought the lathe and a bunch of tools and accessories from a fellow church member who had to give up turning for health reasons. The machine is 10-12 years old but in excellent shape. All I have done to it is lap the bed and the tool rest edge to a mirror finish. This little lathe is a joy to use.
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