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Tool Handle Video, with tip on drilling

Discussion in 'Tutorials and Tips' started by CindyDrozda, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. CindyDrozda


    Jun 25, 2010
    Boulder Colorado
    Tip on drilling tool handle

    Here is a technique for drilling a hole in a tool handle. Bring the tool rest up against the blank to keep it from spinning while drilling. Much easier than holding it with my hand like I used to do. The blank does have to be square for this to work, though.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2014
  2. Bill Boehme

    Bill Boehme Administrator Staff Member

    Jan 27, 2005
    Dalworthington Gardens, TX
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    If you aren't selling something in the video then there should not be a problem. I have made some tool handles in the past where the tool shank didn't perfectly line up with the handle which bothered me some although the tools turned out to be functionally OK. Last week I made a handle for a new Thompson detail gouge and decided to hold the back end of the handle in a chuck with deep jaws and a drill with a Morse taper shank in the tailstock. I was very pleased that the results were dead on as far as my eyeballs can tell. Of course, my handle is a one time deal since I epoxied the tool in the handle. One important lesson learned -- cut a relief channel to allow air and excess epoxy to vent out of the snug fitting hole. Just don't ask how I gained this bit of wisdom. Now I will search for your video to see how to make an interchangeable handle.
  3. Bill Weaver

    Bill Weaver

    Feb 26, 2010
    Riverside Ohio
    I watched on facebook before you posted here Cindy, I thought it was great.

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