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    Turning really is a disease!!!

    Ok, so I turned another pen. Not that that is a big deal, but here is a pic.



    Maple with purpleheart.

    Here is where I decided this is a bona-fide disease...I have never really liked the handles that come on screwdrivers, soooo, after finding a post on woodnet about london pattern handles, I cut the handle off an old phillips screwdriver and put this on it.



    Walnut with a bronze ferrule.

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    Yep, you are infected for sure

    I have some files, not the best quality, that I bought as a set a while ago, they have these awful plastic handles............ yes they are being replaced, one by one

    Nice looking pen and screw driver!!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Yea you got the disease. Looks like ya got it pretty bad to me. Both of those are beauties. Nice job. Keep'em coming.
    Bernie W.

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    Nice job on all of them Ed! BTW....there ain't no cure for the disease but you can keep it at bay with lots of money and turning time!

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    Diseased? Yep. Sounds like you should take two aspen and call back in the morning. Like Ken said, it's nothing some time and money can't keep keep under control.

    Nice pen, and I really like the screwdriver. The octagon part is a great touch.

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    Good disease. Way to go. I like the handle. Innovative on the pen.

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    Thanks guys! Here is a link to making the handles. Really is a fun project and really dresses up the tools!

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    OK Ed, I am totally jealous. My two favorite woods, maple and purple heart. Plus in-layed, what more could a girl want That is one beautiful pen.

    Once I start to learn turning, one of the things I would like to do is to make handles for different tools and other things that will fit my hands. What I'm not sure about is how you go and attach the objects to the handles. Is that hard?

    Both projects look nice!!

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    Hey Joan! You really need to go ahead and get that lathe!

    The tool handles are not that hard at all. I drilled a hole in the end of my blank and threaded a 1/4-20 bolt with the head cut off and chucked it in a jacobs chuck. The screwdriver had a crimped section and I ground the ears off so I could fit it in the handle. Then I used a generous application of CA glue and seated the handle. I wasn't completely sure of how it would work, but I used it to drive a handful of #6 screws today and it worked fine!

    I think I saw that Woodcraft is offering the Jet mini for about $180. It's a good place to get started! I thought I got a deal at $199!

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    Joan, here is a step by step that I put up for making handles on lathe tools, same thing would work for screwdrivers, I've made some file handles as well with this method.

    Getting a Handle on things <- Linky

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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