Laminated lathe tool handles

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 1449 days ago 2156 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got the inspiration, and wood, from Jock Mike (Hacksaw007). After making a few mini clubs like Mike does, I decided to make a few lathe tool handles.

The red one is completey home made with a piece of 1/2’ cold rolled steel along with a machine tool bit ground to a 1/4” round scraper. Works great to hog out material out of bowl centers.

Since the red one turned out so nice, decided to make another for my bedan with the gray/blue pattern.

Bob A in NJ
Sept 10, 2010

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 1449 days ago


Real fancy, nice job.


-- Jerry in Central NJ

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#2 posted 1449 days ago

Those look great. Makes me want my own custom handles,

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#3 posted 1448 days ago

Wow, I am impressed with your handles, and the metal. These are too nice to be using! Sounds like you need to make a blog on how to do the metal stuff. Love to see the wood being used like this. Thanks Bob!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 1448 days ago

Hi Bob;

Looks like you got a handle on it, that’s for sure.

Very nice handles.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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