Carbide Cutter Gouge Handle (Jet 1220)
Handle for Carbide Cutter
From a piece of firewood (species unknown)
Using a copper pipe fitting for the ferrule:
Finished with two coats of Watco Danish Oil
After I was done, I decided to add some detail to the handle. So I removed the bar and turned a conical head piece to hold the handle centered on the lathe.
Then I mounted the handle as shown. And with the diamond shaped carbide cutter, I cut small grooves in the handle, and then with a guitar string I burned the detail lines as shown:
Blow up of one end
and blowup of the other end
Final result with re-assembled handle and bar. I took this opprotunity to drill out the hole a little more so that the bar would fit all the way into the handle.
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