Nice Mike....Thanks for showing us that
Can you help us with the ferrule process?
What do you use?
For me, I lost tract on how many handles I,ve made over the years and as hard as I tried , I could never get the hole in the handle for the tool just right on dead center. Made me so mad. Really no big thing, off just a little, but I knew it was off center.
Solution, HD plumbing section, I get 3/4 in. copper end caps.
I made an wooden adapter that screws in the head stock that has a stub to hold the copper end cap. Need a 1/2 hole, Jacob chuck/tail stock I installed a starter drill,for a o/c starter hole, then carefully drill a 1/2 in, hole in the end cap. Remove burr.
I mount the square stock in lathe, app. 2 inches in from the tail stock, I make the stock round, about an inch wide. Remove tail stock mount my steady rest, and re install the blank. Adjust the steady rest at the 1 inch round stock. Double check everything, now I rework the end of the stock for a good snug fit for 3/4 inch ferrule. Then I re install Jacob drill,starter drill just prick the wood so the 1/2 brad drill, the point has a place to start, and finish my 1/2 hole, to the correct depth. Now when you look down the end all you see is a nice clean round 1/2 hole, the end cap kind of makes it neat looking. Remove steady rest, install my revolving cone, keeps everything o/c, and finish fabricating handle. Don,t forget to buff the ferrule to high cooper gloss, Ron Marietta Ga.