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How to turn an oval tool handle

Discussion in 'Newbie' started by randylarson, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. randylarson

    randylarson

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    How do you turn an oval tool handle?
     
  2. hockenbery

    hockenbery AAW Advisor Staff Member

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    Rough turn the cylinder.
    Use two off center Centers about a 1/2" from the true center.

    The best centers to use for this are cup centers with a point for the drive center and the tailstock center.
    On each center I like to do a pull cut with a side ground gouge.

    When both sides are turned for a tools handle you can sand on the true center since rounding the sharp corner is desirable.

    Also for a tool handle you can do a modified oval. Use one of the offset centers on the tailstock sides and just turn one face. This gives a sort of flat on one side and the normal curve in the other.
     
  3. Dwight R Rutherford

    Dwight R Rutherford

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    You an go to U-Tube and search " turn an oval tool handle" several clips available.
     

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