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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 579 days ago 756 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 579 days ago

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

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#2 posted 579 days ago

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 579 days ago

Making tool handles is still one of my favorite things to do.

I do both, glue and a little tight.

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#4 posted 579 days ago

5 min epoxy works well.

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#5 posted 579 days ago

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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