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The handle is Mahogany followed by Oak, Purple Heart, Maple, Blood wood, Maple, Cocobolo, Maple, Purple Heart and Oak again for the rest of the shaft.Finished with a spray on Poly.
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#1 posted 08-22-2011 11:49 PM
Very nice. I would like to see a tutorial blog on making these. Very handsome piece
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#2 posted 08-23-2011 04:26 AM
Pretty nice…...........I’ll bet you sell that one!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
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#3 posted 08-23-2011 04:49 AM
Is this joined and turned? Simple miters? A very lovely comfortable looking handle. Can’t wait till I need one!
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#4 posted 08-23-2011 01:45 PM
sure is pretty
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#5 posted 08-23-2011 06:25 PM
WOW! That is just beautiful!Show us how it is done please!Thanks for sharing!
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#6 posted 08-23-2011 11:59 PM
Thanks for the comments,I cut the pieces of wood at 45 degree angles gluing two pieces together at a time. After they have dried I rotate each peace and cut a 45 again and glue them all together and turn it on the lathe. I then cut the handle on the bandsaw, rout it smooth with a template and attach it to the shaft. I bore the shaft on the lathe deep enough to go beyond the miter cuts and slip a 3/8 steel all thread rod in it for strength. I leave about 1 1/2 inches sticking out of the shaft to attach the handle using epoxy.
#7 posted 08-24-2011 01:23 AM
Thank you for the great info, really awesome work! I dont have a lathe but maybe someday!
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