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Project by Steve Cherry posted 12-13-2018 09:40 PM 577 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got the idea for this from Jay Bates’ Creative Construction website. Took a 9 in 1 screwdriver from Lowes, chiseled out the locking mechanism and turned handles from walnut given to me by a friend. I’m pretty much a novice turner, but all in all I’m happy with the results, and I think my son and sons-in-law will be happy also. Two of them I made a brass ferrule out of a brass plumbing nipple and one I made from a ferrule I purchased and cut in half. I think the one inch long ferrule would be too long for a small tool like this. Thanks Jay Bates for the idea.

-- Steve - Front Royal, VA





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#1 posted 12-14-2018 12:30 AM

Very nicely done.

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#2 posted 12-14-2018 02:51 PM

I think you have the proportions about right. The ferrule, if an inch long, would detract from the figure in the walnut. I am sure your family and friends will appreciate them greatly.

What finish have you applied to the handles?

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#3 posted 12-14-2018 03:12 PM

Great work. I agree. The ferrule’s look right.

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#4 posted 12-14-2018 06:11 PM

Well done – you’ve made a handy tool into a great looking keepsake.

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#5 posted 12-14-2018 07:15 PM

Look great – perfect Christmas gift.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#6 posted 12-14-2018 09:34 PM



I think you have the proportions about right. The ferrule, if an inch long, would detract from the figure in the walnut. I am sure your family and friends will appreciate them greatly.

What finish have you applied to the handles?

- bluekingfisher

I sanded from 120 grit on up to 1200 grit then used EEE-Ultra Shine Paste Wax first, then applied Shellwax Cream. Got both from Penn State Industries. The EEE goes on first and I turned, and turned and turned until it looked shiney then applied the shellwax cream.

-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

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