Lathe Tool Handle

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 11-02-2013 01:47 PM 1290 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have 4 Easy Wood Tools and love everything about them. Needed a new handle for a bowl gouge and used Craig’s design. Have lots of this laminated material and got this idea.

This feels and looks great to me.


November 2, 2013

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 11-02-2013 02:05 PM

Perfectly made handle. Could not buy one that nice. Nice job.

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#2 posted 11-02-2013 06:31 PM

Nice!! And I like the orange color!!

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#3 posted 11-02-2013 07:39 PM

Bob: great design. Nice work.

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#4 posted 11-03-2013 12:36 AM

That handle loos GREAT!

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#5 posted 11-03-2013 12:45 AM

Very nice handles..they look great.

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#6 posted 11-03-2013 09:29 AM

Very Nice Piece Of Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting!

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#7 posted 11-03-2013 11:06 PM

It looks great and must be comfortable to hold.

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#8 posted 11-06-2013 03:01 PM

Those are very pretty handles. Like the colors and shape and the finish as well. Great job!

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#9 posted 10-16-2014 08:17 PM

Bob,”Craig’s design” ??? Where would I see this? I have some mini tool handles to make and am looking for some examples. Thanks Pat

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#10 posted 02-01-2015 11:56 PM

nice job on the handles
i would like to do the same but can not find the craigs design so will you post the design for all to use

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#11 posted 02-19-2015 06:40 PM

Hi Robert & Belg1960,

I believe the Craig he’s referring to is the inventor of the Easy Wood Tools. I don’t have one myself (I made mine) but from the pictures online here’s the dimensions it looks like he used (for a full-size tool):

Handle length – 16” (including .75” ferrule). The following are the distance/diameter pairs – put fair curves in-between:

3/4, 1 (This is where the handle meets the ferrule)
3 1/4, 1 1/2
11 1/2, (1/32 detail)
11 7/8, (1/32 detail)
12 1/4, 1.25v
12 1/2, 1
15, (1/32 detail)
15 3/8, (1/32 detail)
15 3/4, 1 1/4
16, 0

Good Luck!

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#12 posted 02-19-2015 11:40 PM

thank you Bob
i will try making one and post a pic when i am done

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