|Project by handy_andy||posted 02-13-2017 03:05 AM||523 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I’ve been experimenting with different handles designs for screw drivers and chisels. This one is octagonal, 1.5” across flats. I turned the ends on the lathe and pressed a 1” OD steel tube section on the end. Sanding residue from the steel collar lodged in the open pores of the red oak. I rubbed the steel dust around to even out the appearance. I like to finish handles in bee’s wax, which creates a nice grippy feeling.
I think the 1.5” octagon is little big. I’ll try 1.25” next time.
Here are some of the other handle shapes I’ve tried. The octagonal shape on the screw drives works great, and I like having a dedicated tool for countersinking and deburring holes. I find the necked down section by the collar makes a nice spot for thumb and index finger during detail work like paring.