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post #1 of 5 Old 07-18-2010, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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New lathe handles

Here are a couple of new lathe handles, thanks to firehawkmph's instructions. They are made from teak wood, the lowest image is my first try and the wood was impossible to turn. I could not keep the wood from chipping out and forming what appear to be voids, (the wood came off almost like kemp that you would see on rope) the top one was from the same piece of wood and it turned out very good. Go figure. I finished the handles with my favorite finish "teak oil" buffed on the lathe. I did not want the handles to be shinny. The handle were designed around the "easy wood chisels" in fact the carbide tip are from that manufacture but the holders were made for me by my friend who works in a machine shop. When I finished the first handle I used it to make the other handle. The carbid tips are the mini size.
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-19-2010, 02:26 PM
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Nice job, they look great. I don't know why the first one gave you a hard time but the second one didn't. Sometimes changing directions on your cut or taking some shear cuts with a very sharp tool will get rid of the tearout. Keep it up.
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Bob those look nice. Do you like the handles with the lower handhold (not sure what to call it). Seems like that would give you pretty good leverage.

On a side note I've made a couple of handles now using Mike's tutorial and it is great.

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i find that with cedar but if you end for end it in the lathe it behaves . Ithink its just the way of the grain .OH by the way nice job

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Thanks guys, I do like the grip at the end it just seem to feel right and it keeps your hand in place from a leverage stand point. I think I thank Miks every time I use these tools and I am going to thank him again after I make some pepper mills. I bought some wood from buchhakj in the classifides and I have two pcs picked out. Now all I need to do is buy the pepper mill works. I think I might get them from Woodturnes catalog. They match the instruction from Mike.

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