Sizing Ferrules for homemade handles

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  1. Lamar Wright

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    Hi Mike and many thanks for your tip on installing and gluing the ferrule on a turning handle. I think that I will use the Eclectic 6000 that you suggested. I have a ferrule that came off an old screw driver that was just pressed on without any glue. Thanks again and happy turning.
     
  2. john lucas

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    I use epoxy for my ferrule's. You can always heat epoxy and remove the ferrule if need be. I just had a skew fall out of handle. That skew is at least 20 years old maybe more. It is an off brand that I got as part of a set and one of my most used tools. I almost always sharpen it by hand so even after all these years it's still quite long. I store that skew in a rack with holes so the blade goes through the holes. I guess the shock of dropping it in that slot finally got to it. It was a square tang that had been inserted into a round hole using heat which is the way I learned to do that type of tang. I have never used glue when I do that and based on what I found when I looked at the tang neither did they.
    I was making some tool handles today and that's why I thought this might be relevent since it actually happened when making the tools.
     
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  3. Tom Hamilton

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    I use ferrule's for tool handles as well, but mostly for duck calls. I buy tubing/pipes of the material I want to make the ferrule's out of and cut them to length as I need them. I always shoot for a press fit, but also glue them in place with E6000, often I will pin them in place with 3 pins.

    Happy turning - Tom
     
  4. taxman

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    Very interesting pic. What is the piece you are using? If you screwing this into the wood is there also wood coming up through the end?
     
  5. Bob Mezzatesta

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg I hope these pictures help. A PEX fitting is smooth inside and when you cut off the end it leaves a shoulder. I drill a depth hole for the tool, insert a live centre for support and then turn down the handle to a snug fit for the Pex fitting. When done I mix up a batch of epoxy and put most of it in the depth hole for the tool. I put a fairly small amount where the ferrule goes press on the ferrule and let it set. The pictures are of a bedan I just made. Hope this clarifies.
     
  6. Bob Mezzatesta

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    image.jpeg And here is an image of the fitting. It is used to join Pex plastic pipe to copper pipe. It is fairly heavy brass.
     

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