Walnut tool handle

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Project by supervato posted 1298 days ago 1113 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok this tool is made of a steel rod and walnut handle turned on my lathe. Me and my neighbors insulated our garage doors for the winter. Typically your supposed to add tension to your garage spring to keep everything in check with garage door opener. So my neighbor had a steel rod he ground down to fit the spring collar. I turned a piece of walnut from a tree i cut down earlier this year and made a handle with some length for leverage. Custom made tool tensioned three garage doors and didnt cost us a dime. I know it may seem a little overboard for a one time use tool. But hey experience on the lathe and practice for some day making my own lathe tools priceless.

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#1 posted 1298 days ago

this year seems to be turning out good for you

well done

great practice too

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 1298 days ago

Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 1298 days ago


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#4 posted 1298 days ago

Watch out – wood turning is VERY addictive! Nice looking tool handle.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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#5 posted 1298 days ago

Thanks everyody

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#6 posted 1297 days ago

Great looking handle. Any time on the lathe is quality time.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 1277 days ago

So…..did you turn something and use it? How did that go? :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#8 posted 1277 days ago

Thank you heidi it worked out great. Now I can stay warm in my shop withe garage door insulation.

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