|Project by hairy||posted 01-30-2010 05:35 AM||2741 views||8 times favorited||11 comments|
Becoming a woodturner has been referred to as falling into the vortex. Now I get it. I thought it was the money required. I like turning tool handles, as well as other things that get a lot of use.
Rough turn a cylinder. I used vernier calipers to get the inside dimension of a brass tubing nut.Superglue it on.
The nut can be turned down with a parting tool, or use a file.
Once the handle is turned to shape, I marked out the spiral. Basically lay out a checkerboard, and draw a line from corner to corner of each block.
I have read in books how to layout your design, but here’s where I really learned how. Thanks Charles.
I use a hacksaw blade to define the spiral. After that, it’s rasping, filing and sanding. My carving is real bad, but I’m working on it.
I have a 1/8” hole bored in it, it will probably get a hand skew chisel put in, after I grind an old chisel into a skew.
The handle is 6” long, 1 & 1/2” thick at the end. Walnut with Behlen’s finish. This one took about 2 hours.
-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...