Herring Bone Lathe Tool Handle

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Project by ruizd posted 10-16-2016 05:17 AM 951 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few months back I ordered a carbide tip tool handle (steel only and carbide cutter from eBay) and made a herring bone pattern tool blank for it using left over scraps. I used walnut, maple, cherry, and mahogany with a brass ferrel. Total cost was about 40.00.

-- Dan - A good day in the wood shop is finishing up with all your fingers still attached!

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#1 posted 10-16-2016 07:52 AM

Very nice

-- Vince

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#2 posted 10-16-2016 09:04 AM

What a great project for scraps! That is a great handle and tool!

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#3 posted 10-16-2016 12:42 PM

wow – way cool !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#4 posted 10-16-2016 12:50 PM

Nice job! Looks great !

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#5 posted 10-16-2016 01:24 PM

Super cool looking handle. Need to gather the scraps…..actually they gather themselves all over my shop.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#6 posted 10-16-2016 02:38 PM

That is one beautiful handle!!!
And looks like it would feel great in use too!!!

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

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#7 posted 10-16-2016 02:49 PM

Nice handle $40 in it and it looks like a $150 tool.

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#8 posted 10-16-2016 02:56 PM

Beautiful job and a great feeling you get when you make your own.

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

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#9 posted 10-17-2016 01:08 AM

best looking tool handle I have seen.

-- Julian

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