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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 01-26-2013 02:04 PM 795 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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01-26-2013 02:04 PM

Some years back, when I was married to the first wife, I had occasion to get extremely upset and chose to hit a wall instead of my wife. I’m not very proud of doing it, but I think being that mad once out of 54 years is pretty good. However my hand still suffers from the punch which was to steel siding, (which still bears my fist mark).

My hand has gotten worse with age and griping lathe tools can be hard because they are all too small for me.

I’m going to turn walnut handles for myself that are a bit longer and a lot thicker to grip.

Anyone else have this problem with lathe chisels?

My question is how do you attach the handle? glue, or just make it tight?

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#1 posted 01-26-2013 02:10 PM

I think its both… Epoxy and making it a bit tight

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#2 posted 01-26-2013 02:11 PM

I’ve made a couple of handles for lathe chisels. I used Sticky Ass glue on both and they’ve held up well so far. I also made the sockets very tight too. When I watched Richard Raffan make a tool handle in his Turning Wood DVD, he didn’t use any adhesive, just a nice tight socket and a ferrule made from copper pipe.

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#3 posted 01-26-2013 02:19 PM

Making tool handles is still one of my favorite things to do. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/47593

I do both, glue and a little tight.

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#4 posted 01-26-2013 02:46 PM

5 min epoxy works well.

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#5 posted 01-26-2013 03:55 PM

I have used CA glue on mine and they are holding together. I have a 1/4 inch bar and drilled a 1/4 inch hole.

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