Happy Fathers Day Dad!
What do you give the man that taught you how to use:
– your hands
————– your tools
————————- and your brain?
Hand made tools thats what!
These handles were made from a 2×2 piece of Quina I found @ Woodcraft. I never turned this kind of wood. It is a bit of a challenge to turn but you can get a nice finish with a spindle gouge if you turn at higher speed (1000rpm) and sharpen often. The wood emits a spicy kind of aroma that was a pleasant change from the normal locker room tone of the shop :).
The finish is sprayed polyurethane for durability, polished with white diamond for shine and buffed with carnauba wax for a smooth feel feel.
The grip shape was designed for the back and forth motion of filing, matching the palm of your hand, with a butt that keeps is from sliding forward.
The ferrules were machined on my Taig mini lath from brass couplers. You can also turn these on a wood lathe using the tip of skew chisel.
The engraving was done by Imagine engraving.
The tool rest was made from bloodwood (one of my favorite woods to turn) also with a urethane finish.
I’ve got to make myself a set of these 🙂