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Project by mpmitche posted 359 days ago 590 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I turned this little handle for some leftover 1/4” tool steel I had from a knife project. It is inteded to be the pin for the parrallel guide on the leg vise I built for my workbench. I haven’t glued the steel in because if I can figure out a way to heat treat a large chunk of it I think it would make a nice burnisher.

-- Mike, Western New York





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docholladay

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#1 posted 359 days ago

Nice handle. Heat treating that tool steel should not be a big problem. It’s just a matter of getting it red hot and quenching it. Do some youtube searches. There are lots of videos to help learn how to do these kinds of things. I look forward to seeing that burnisher. When I first saw this picture, I thought it was a burnisher.

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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mpmitche

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#2 posted 358 days ago

I’ve heat treated small knives before but the problem here is that my gas torch won’t heat up the full length all at once to heat treat. I think I’ll have to come up with some kind of furnace contraption for this project. I’ll probably just turn another handle and make a second one for that project though.

-- Mike, Western New York

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docholladay

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#3 posted 357 days ago

I’ve seen a heat treating furnace made from a map gas torch and some fire brick material. You might want to try something like that.

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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mafe

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#4 posted 355 days ago

And beautiful it is.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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