|Project by Darell||posted 01-11-2012 08:12 PM||3499 views||7 times favorited||14 comments|
Santa was good to me this year. She brought me EWT’s mid-sized Ci2 rougher, Ci3 finisher & Ci4 detailer as well as Carbide Wood Turning Tools SS series. I asked for them to be unhandled to save on expense and to give me something to do. So, having a bunch of narrow strips of wood laying around about 2” wide or a little wider I laminated six blanks and got busy turning my new tool handles. I used walnut, maple, oak, zebra wood and purple heart. I never set out to make them identical and they aren’t. The handles are between 15 1/2” and 16 1/2” long including a walnut end cap I decided to add at the last minute. The ferrules are 5/8’s brass plumbing nuts of some kind. Screwed them onto the handle with epoxy then spun the lathe and shaped them with a file and then polished them. I like the way they look. For the moment they are finished with tung oil but I’m considering adding a few coats of laquer or poly or just giving them a good waxing. I like the way they feel and know I’ll get years of good use out of them and I reduced my scrap pile by a small amount.
-- Darell, Norman, Ok.