Turning Tool Handle

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Project by Bret Glaze posted 07-13-2016 09:06 PM 1276 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first Steam Punk themed tool handle I’ve seen… made of Bolivian Rosewood with a eucalyptus cap on the end. It has three LED lights and the battery & power supply are in the butt end. The end fitting is made for a 3/8 tool. I made this for the tool handle competition the turning club is having. Not very practical….although the lights may work well for deep hollowing….but it’s a nice conversation piece.

-- Bret - Maverick Wood Studio

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-13-2016 09:28 PM

WOW, that is awesome What a fancy handle!! The lights would come in hand for deep work!

Great piece for your competition!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 07-13-2016 09:42 PM

Nicely done!
If you don’t win at the tool handle competition,Try a Dr. Who Sonic screw driver competition it’s a sure winner there. For sure!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#3 posted 07-13-2016 10:59 PM

Interesting and cool design .
Should do well in the competition and I would suggest to further develop the design ,I think you are on to something .


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 07-13-2016 11:30 PM

Great idea. This should be a standard for deep hollowing. Well made too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#5 posted 07-13-2016 11:32 PM

Great steam punk look to it! Caught my eye as soon as I logged in to LJ! Great work, thanks for sharing!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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Bob Collins

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#6 posted 07-13-2016 11:32 PM

Great looking design, I reckon the competition is yours for the taking. Agree with all the above, reckon you could develop this.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#7 posted 07-14-2016 05:04 AM

Light saber, me thinks! Sweet!

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 07-14-2016 07:01 AM

That has to be the coolest handle ever.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Mark Wilson

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#9 posted 07-14-2016 09:10 AM

That’s insane, Bret. Now, if you don’t mind, figure out a way to get a little Bluetooth camera into a turning tool, for those of us whose backs can put up with only so much bending and twisting, while hollowing.

-- Mark

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Mark Wilson

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#10 posted 07-14-2016 09:11 AM

Forgot to hit the watch button. There. I’m watching.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 07-14-2016 10:16 AM

This is very creative and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 07-14-2016 10:29 AM

Very nice job!!!!

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#13 posted 07-14-2016 12:40 PM

I don’t care about practicality! I want one!!!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#14 posted 07-14-2016 12:56 PM

that is…. Cool!
Hope you win.

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#15 posted 07-15-2016 10:08 AM

Very sofisticated tool, realy deserve Daily top 3. Those lights could be useful.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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