|Project by docholladay||posted 1124 days ago||1297 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
A few weeks ago, I was doing some yard work at my mothers house. I managed to break the wooden handle on a shovel trying to dig up a small stump from a shrub that had died. I thought, this handle is made from some nice hickory wood. It would be a shame to throw it away, so brought it home with me. I was doing a little cleaning around the garage and stumbled across a piece of scrap 1/2” copper pipe. I thought, this could be cut into segments about 1/2-3/4’ lengths and could be used as bushings for a tool handle. One thing let to another and I started playing on the lathe. I used sections from the old shovel handle and then added the pieced of copper for bushings. I made handles for all of my files in about n hour. Then wiped on 2 coats of tongue oil and now those files are more friendly to hold and use.
-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc