|Project by LelandStone||posted 12-12-2011 07:52 PM||1485 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Just finished this lathe ‘chisel’ handle yesterday, and I’m quite pleased with the result! It’s called an “Oland” tool, and it’s based on plans from http://aroundthewoods.com/oland.shtml
The handle is Osage Orange, and the shape is based on a favourite chisel in my collection (an OLD Buck Brothers lathe chisel), but modified to fit my hand. I stop the lathe, test grip, then turn and repeat until I’m satisfied with the fit. The blank is a 1-1/2” turning square from Rockler, pre-bored with a 1/2” D hole about 3” deep in the end that butts to the live center of my lathe. The ferrule, made from a 3/4” copper tee (just because that’s what I have on hand) is a press-fit secured with Gorilla Glue.
The entire handle is coated with a couple of coats of spray can lacquer.
-- Leland, OC California https://www.etsy.com/shop/heritagehandforged