|Project by JL7||posted 03-18-2012 11:47 PM||3741 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
I am really a greenhorn when it comes to turning, so the Easy Wood Tools concept of using carbide inserts sounds like a good way to go…...A good friend of mine is a machinist and wood turner, so I bought the inserts and he made the machined shafts – 3 total so far.
I only have one handle done so far, but really have no experience in handle making, so thought I would post this for feedback from those in the know.
I used hard maple for the handle and a 7/8” ferrule from Lee Valley. The CRS shaft is 3/8” square stock. I started by boring a 3/8” hole in the lathe and then turned the rest of the handle from there. Not sure if that’s right, but worked out ok.
Turned the tenon for the ferrule kind of snug and tapped it into place. Rounded the square corners of the CRS shaft and pounded it in place with the help of a bit wax.
The handle didn’t split – so far so good….I know some folks use epoxy to hold the handle in place – This one is real snug without – any problem with this plan?
Tung oil finish.
Last 2 pictures show the other 2 tools looking for handles.
Appreciate your input.
Thanks for looking.
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA