Turning Project Once In A While A Tool Handle Breaks Maybe From Excessive Blows With A Mallet Or Perhaps You Have Purchased A Tool But The Original Handle Just Doesn T Feel Right Whatever The Reason Making A New Tool Handle Is An Enjoyable Process That Provides You With The Opportunity To Further Develop Your Design Skills
Turning project once in a while a tool handle breaks maybe from excessive blows with a mallet or perhaps you have purchased a tool but the original handle just doesn t feel right whatever the reason making a new tool handle is an enjoyable process that provides you with the opportunity to further develop your design skills is article about Magazine bookmarked by dennis with ID 11830556833 was uploaded on 08-01-2019 and has been viewed 267,565 times.
Custom Tool Handle Illustration by James Provost Common handle styles I chose to replace the handle of a small bench chisel.The chisel has a sleeve style fitting as opposed to a tang that is inserted into the handle.
I decided to use Jatoba (a.k.a.Brazilian cherry), a very hard and dense timber from South America.The colours range from medium brown to an amazing rich orange and red colour, sometimes with fine black lines running through the wood.
It's a splendid wood for turning, carving or furniture projects, though it seems largely used as flooring.You can complete this spindle turning project using three of the four common spindle turning tools: the roughing out gouge, the skew (a turner's best friend) and the parting tool.
The one tool that is not used, but could be, is the spindle gouge.There is no magical formula for the length and thickness (diameter) of the handle.You'll want to turn one that suits your particular hand size, and that feels comfortable for you to use.
For this project I started with a piece of wood 1 ¼" square and about 6" long.• Using a roughing out gouge turn your blank into a cylinder.There will be a...