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Fine Handles For Files And Chuck Key

Fine Handles For Files And Chuck Key
I turned some handles for a few files and a drill chuck key today. Using the skills I learned at the recent course on Turning A Tool Handle I quickly, and easily, completed them within a few hours.

They are all made of maple with copper ferrules made from some old pipe that I got from a good friend. I left them unfinished to enhance their grip. Each one is shaped a bit different just because I wanted to have some fun with spindle turning.

Fine Handles For Files And Chuck Key

The second one from the top sports some burn lines made by first making a slight groove and then holding a thin wire tightly against the turning wood. The chuck key is for my drill press and the longer handle will allow more torque as well as being a bit easier on the hand.

Here are a couple of close up photos:

Fine Handles For Files And Chuck Key
Fine Handles For Files And Chuck Key

This was great fun, not only because I got to practice more spindle turning but it also made some of my tools more functional.

Back to the shop…

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