Turned pizza cutter handles

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Project by Rickterscale posted 06-30-2013 01:07 AM 2982 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned these handles out of olivewood and african mahogany. Cutters are from Rockler. Very nice. Big and sturdy.

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#1 posted 07-02-2013 06:41 PM

Looks good. How is the thread connection? Does it tend to unscrew when used? or does it stay tight? I’m getting ready to make one for a gift

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#2 posted 07-02-2013 06:47 PM

It uses a threaded insert in the handle, which the cutter screws into. I added a little epoxy to ensure the insert doesn’t move. When inserting the threaded insert, you need to be careful not to split the handle, which I did on the olivewood. To prevent that, before the final turning, I used one of those metal ratcheting band clamps used in plumbing (not sure what it’s called), which will allow you to work the insert back and forth a few times (essentially tapping the blank) until it can be screwed in without splitting the wood. Hope that’s somewhat clear …

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