Maple Lathe Tool Handle

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Project by Rick M. posted 173 days ago 750 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a box of old lathe tools and there were a few homemade ones included. This beading tool made from a file had a terrible handle that had been chewed by something. It’s actually very functional so I made a new handle from maple following a similar style to the carbide tools I made awhile back. Silver maple, copper ferrule, lacquer finish. I drilled a stepped hole using various size drill bits then glued metal to wood with Elmer’s ProBond, we’ll see how that holds. Bead on the heel was a last minute addition using the same tool that went in the handle, that way I can tell at a glance what it is.

I posted some lathe improvement projects in my blog.

Here are the carbide tools for comparison.

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#1 posted 173 days ago

Nice job on turning the new handles, Rick. They all look like a matched set now. Well done.

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#2 posted 171 days ago

Great job on the handle Rick. I really dig the way you finished the end.

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#3 posted 168 days ago

Beautiful handles! Great wood choice and the bead on the heel is a nice touch. Great job!

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