File Handles, A Stroke of Genus (Gee Nuts)
You may have seen Glenn’s thread about breaking a file handle. Well this is what started me into slave labor---making file handles for Glenn.
I made a couple singles, seen here along with Glenn’s original demo.
Then, brilliant as I am, I decided to go “Assembly Line” and be efficient.
At this point STOP and tell me what is wrong (gad what an opening---However we know that gentlemen will not step into/onto that line).
No fair peeking yet, unless you saw the problem.
The theory was to make three handles all at once, in a line. The steady rest would hold the three handles in perfect alignment while I removed the tail-stock and placed a chuck and proper size drill in place. Then I would drill the hole. And then I would cut off the right-most handle and drill the hole for the next handle. And repeat for the last handle.
As you can see I am drilling a perfectly centered hole in the second handle. HOWEVER, it is in the wrong danged end of the handle! Even after, yours truly, the Gee Nuts, turned two out of three handles wrong-end-to---he kept right on going and drilled.
Here is a close up of the screw up.
Now that I have given all of you a good lesson in thinking ahead, I think I shall bid you all “Good Night”---or is that “Good Grief.”
p.s. Don’t tell Glenn. He will razz the pajeebers out of me.