|Project by thewoodworker01||posted 08-31-2012 10:07 PM||3016 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
I made some new handles for my lathe chisels. The old ones were extremely small, and short. I didn’t get enough of leverage when doing bowl turning, and about 2 inches off the tool rest. My new handles are much stronger, and longer. They are made out of white oak and walnut. When turning white oak you can see that white oak almost looks quarter sawn in a couple of areas, because of the white stripes going along in the grain. It looks pretty cool. I have made a total of 12 new tools for my chisels. They are much easier to handle now with the new tools. The design is just like the old pair. I used a tailstock chuck for drilling out the holes for the chisels, of course the chisels shanks have a taper on them. That made it 3 times harder because you have to drill 3 different size holes. I”m glad I did it.
-- Most people say "Measure Twice, Cut Once." I say, "Cut Twice, Measure Once".