|Project by JohnGreco||posted 03-02-2012 05:23 PM||2270 views||1 time favorited||18 comments|
Having fully accepted my pen turning addiction, I recently bought the carbide tipped Woodchuck Pen Pro. Aside from it being one of the greatest pen-related buys I’ve made, I realized buying it meant needing to make a handle for it. Well, I could buy one from the maker and install it myself, but where’s the fun in that?
I was planning on using Cherry for the handle until I stumbled across this beautiful piece of Padauk in my scrap bin. I felt the sapwood was the perfect accent :) After shaping the handle and drilling the hole to accept the tang, I used a piece of copper pipe to be the ferrule. I made the handle a bit beefy, my personal preference for a comfortable grip.
Finished with a quick wipe of tung oil and a few coats of CA, then lightly waxed. It’s not exactly slick and slippery, but it’s not course and gritty, either. Comfortable to hold, but safe enough to use. The woodchuck was installed using gorilla glue.
Thanks for looking.