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Pruning Shear Handle

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Project by Underdog posted 04-20-2017 07:21 PM 506 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the handles on my pruning shears split out years ago, and ever since, I’ve been intending to turn a new one. Finally got around to turning some out of some Pecan I had lying around. I also chiseled the drilled opening for the tang with a mortising chisel to bring it to a rectangular shape, and drove it in, along with some 5 minute epoxy.
It fit so tight in the ferrule that I’d bet this bugger NEVER breaks.
I sprayed bit of clear acrylic on it, and went out and pruned all those overgrown bushes… And spread those holly leaves out so the cats won’t do their doody under my windows. Those things are like Roman Caltrops, no matter which way they land, they always have a sharp point sticking up. I don’t even walk on them…

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"





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Rick_M

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#1 posted 04-20-2017 08:13 PM

TRuth about those holly leaves.

Good save on the clippers.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 04-20-2017 08:38 PM

Good work on the handle. I did the same as you. Had some gardening shovels that needed handles for over a year and finally remembered to do them.

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

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tyvekboy

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#3 posted 04-20-2017 10:05 PM

I revived 2 wheel barrows with new maple handles. They sure look better than store bought ones. I should post them one day.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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BigDaddyO

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#4 posted 04-21-2017 12:58 AM

that looks a whole lot better than the one I did with just a draw knife.

-- www.bigdaddyoworkshop.com

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Underdog

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#5 posted 04-21-2017 06:25 PM



that looks a whole lot better than the one I did with just a draw knife.

- BigDaddyO

That’s why I love to use my lathe for this kind of project. So many things are easier, quicker, and much more professional looking with a lathe. It’s an extremely useful machine that I can use to repair so many things.

Need a custom plastic washer for your patio umbrella? No problem.
Need a handle for that file/rasp/chisel? No problem.
Need custom knobs for your cabinets? Easy, peasy.
Need a door handle for your shed? Coming right up!
Spindle broken on your chair, stairs, or railing? Gotcha covered.
Handle broken on your old rolling pin? Here’s another.

Really. I’ve lost track of the stuff I’ve fixed or replaced over the years…

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 04-22-2017 04:26 AM


that looks a whole lot better than the one I did with just a draw knife.

- BigDaddyO

That s why I love to use my lathe for this kind of project. So many things are easier, quicker, and much more professional looking with a lathe. It s an extremely useful machine that I can use to repair so many things.

Need a custom plastic washer for your patio umbrella? No problem.
Need a handle for that file/rasp/chisel? No problem.
Need custom knobs for your cabinets? Easy, peasy.
Need a door handle for your shed? Coming right up!
Spindle broken on your chair, stairs, or railing? Gotcha covered.
Handle broken on your old rolling pin? Here s another.

Really. I ve lost track of the stuff I ve fixed or replaced over the years…

- Underdog

I agree, I bought the lathe to do pens years ago. These days it rarely turns a pen but I get alot of use out of it for anything that needs turning.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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