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Project by Vince posted 08-22-2011 11:41 PM 1122 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Vince





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Michael1

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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

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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Jim Jakosh

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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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vipond33

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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!

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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snowdog

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#4 posted 08-23-2011 01:45 PM

sure is pretty

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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WoodenFrog

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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!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Vince

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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.

-- Vince

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WoodenFrog

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#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!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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