|Project by David Grimes||posted 11-06-2011 10:32 PM||4101 views||11 times favorited||12 comments|
They work great and are comfortable to my hands. I’m pretty sure I have less than $30 in each of them. The next ones will have holders I make, so the cost will be a bit less.
The 3/8” round holders are interference fitted into the handles (no glue required). The 3/8” and 1/2” square holders are epoxied into the handles.
All handles were drilled out at the drill press with regular drill bits except the big one that required a 3/4” forstner for the 1/2” square holder.
One of the handles is maple, the other three are poplar. All are stained differently with Minwax (my color coding, if you will) on the handle faces while spinning on the lathe, then Cap’n Eddie’s Glow Juice (except I use de-waxed shellac) while spinning, then three coats of wipe urethane to finish. The ends are stained black and coated with urethane.
The holders and most of the carbide cutters came from Cap’n Eddie Castelin (Big Guy Productions). His website: http://www.eddiecastelin.com/ Go to You tube and search Cap’n Eddie and watch his many videos. They are my favorites.
BTW… Cap’n Eddie’s Recipe for OB’s Glow Juice: 1/3 BLO, 1/3 DNA, and 1/3 Zinsser BullsEye Shellac (waxed). I substitute Zinsser BullsEye Seal Coat shellac (de-waxed) because I want the ability to top final coat with whatever I choose… urethane, lacquer, varnish, etc.
My thread that has some details regarding how these came to be: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/31552
I highly recommend these carbide cutters for lathe work.
Thanks for stopping in.
-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia