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Striped wooden file handles

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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 516 days ago 951 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having had success with some other simple handles for some pen files I decided I should expand handle collection to other files. I did learn through some experimentation that for the larger files I could use a smaller handle. My second consideratuion on this was that for longer handles I would need a bigger toolbox. Space is a premium so this is not possible, thus I improvised and made due with what I have. Bearpaw has given me a lot of short pieces of Maple as of late so I decided to cut one down the middle and glue in a piece of Purpleheart for a unique look. Having seen some other interesting projects lately I took another piece of Maple and cut it with the bandsaw letting the blade wander along the centerline for a wavy look gluing a thin piece of Purpleheart in the middle. To finish I drilled holes in each file handle and used epoxy and let stand for a night before handling them.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.





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JesseTutt

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#1 posted 516 days ago

Congratulations, you made some fine looking handles.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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WoodIfIcould

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#2 posted 516 days ago

Thanks for sharing…it has inspired me…the few handles i have for my files are pitiful at best…lol

-- Tim, IL

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#3 posted 516 days ago

Those came out nice. I love using up the scrap around the shop.

-- Tommy, http://www.followingghost.com

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Bearpaw

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#4 posted 515 days ago

Just think – I got to see them in person. They have a great feel to the hand. You are the master of using scrape wood. Most of all your are a good friend.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 515 days ago

Bearpaw you inspired me with those jigs and special tools you make, OH and all those scraps…....

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 514 days ago

Love them. Turning wood scraps to beautifully shaped handles. Great wood combo and finish.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 513 days ago

Thanks, currently waiting for glue to dry on the last set of four to finish the job.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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