Brass Ferrule vs Copper Ferrule

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Forum topic by steve_in_ohio posted 04-23-2014 01:28 PM 1088 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-23-2014 01:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ferrule turning handle

I am looking to make some new tool handle for some chisels and turning tools and wondering if a brass ferrule is better than a copper ferrule or is it just personal preference and the look?

-- steve, simple and effective

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#1 posted 04-23-2014 01:35 PM

Copper wil easily discolour and give off color to wood and hands.

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#2 posted 04-23-2014 01:47 PM

I normally use brass compression nuts. Then, I can turn ‘em to round off the facets.
Just recently used some copper on one tool. Works fine. Doesn’t look good with the other tools. Just a visual thing.


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