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Finished today.

I made the final two handles today, one was padauk, the other was a mystery wood. The tag was faded to where I couldn't read it. It is an exotic, very waxy feeling while turning and sanding, and it smelled good. Here's some pics of all eight that are headed for the auction.
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Boy did those turn out nice! Good luck with the auction.
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I just turned a handle for my new tool from Capn Eddie and it just didn't come out looking just right, Your's looks Great.

Thanks for sharing!

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Great set of tools there, Mike

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Very nice,classic look.BW

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Hey Mike!
Thanks again for the tips on creating my handle, here is what I came up with. An old piece of Cherry turning stock that was given to me by a fellow turner in Owingsville, KY Paul Preston as a matter of fact he gave me a 5 gal. bucket full of these pieces ranging between 15 and 20" in length.
I went by the size of the old Windsor Design tool handle that I had and I used the 3/4" copper coupler instead of the 1". the price of the 3/4 was 0.92 and the 1" was $2.94 but I believe it will work out fine.

Thanks again for sharing!

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Man Mike those came out nice.

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very nice handle. a lathe is something i want down the road. time and $$$ permitting.
Double whatever your budget is. I bought the lathe for $550 and spent at least that on accessories yet I will probably have to spend that much more to get the other things I still need /want. Ok triple your budget.

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Ok triple your budget.
... and then add on the number you first thought of ...

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looks great -- very nice job

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Bean,
Nice job. Use those with pride. You did a fine job on those.
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Hey Mike!
Thanks again for the tips on creating my handle, here is what I came up with. An old piece of Cherry turning stock that was given to me by a fellow turner in Owingsville, KY Paul Preston as a matter of fact he gave me a 5 gal. bucket full of these pieces ranging between 15 and 20" in length.
I went by the size of the old Windsor Design tool handle that I had and I used the 3/4" copper coupler instead of the 1". the price of the 3/4 was 0.92 and the 1" was $2.94 but I believe it will work out fine.

Thanks again for sharing!

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Well,
we had our auction today. The spindle gouges were the first thing on the block. They went for $45 each and were gone in about 30 seconds. The people that bought them liked them. Doug was there today and also liked them. All in all, we had a lot of fun today and raised about twice what we normally do.
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Congrats on a sucessful auction Mike. It's not hard to see why they went so fast. They all look fantastic. Great work once again.

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Great job on the handles nice looking set.
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