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Old-Biker-UK
22nd Sep 2009, 06:39 AM
Now i've built a rose engine I thought I had better make something useful rather than just cut endless pattern pieces.
I do like decent handles on tools so here are my first efforts.
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/remark/pages/hobbies/ornamental/handles.jpg

Mark

seanz
22nd Sep 2009, 07:58 AM
I came to this forum for information, which I've got and plenty of it, what suprises me though is the amount of inspiration that I find.

wheelinround
22nd Sep 2009, 08:33 AM
Mike they look very nice indeed good to see the output from all your hard work.:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:
The design should allow that extra grip and feel good in the hand.

dai sensei
22nd Sep 2009, 06:48 PM
So cool :cool:

joe greiner
22nd Sep 2009, 09:10 PM
Excellent!:2tsup:

What species of timber?

Cheers,
Joe

BobL
22nd Sep 2009, 09:23 PM
Now that is fancy!

Skew ChiDAMN!!
22nd Sep 2009, 10:07 PM
:wts:

Lovely work. But I suspect I'd need to use something of better quality than redgum salvaged from the firewood pile for my tool handles...

BobL
22nd Sep 2009, 10:50 PM
:wts:

Lovely work. But I suspect I'd need to use something of better quality than redgum salvaged from the firewood pile for my tool handles...

Hang on - i'll stack my fire wood redgum handles up against most timbers out there.

http://www.woodworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=68878&d=1205062153

http://www.woodworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=70766&d=1207548231

http://www.woodworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25906&d=1151972854

http://www.woodworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25905&d=1151972520

http://www.woodworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=24798&d=1150028254

Skew ChiDAMN!!
22nd Sep 2009, 10:56 PM
Hang on - i'll stack my fire wood redgum handles up against most timbers out there.

Redgum's a beautiful wood but it's terrible stuff for ornamental work; the grain is too coarse and prone to tear-out.

Our desert woods though, now they're a different kettle of fish.

Old-Biker-UK
23rd Sep 2009, 03:36 AM
The timbers are L to R, 1 - Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus L.), 2 & 3 - Yew (Taxus baccata L.). Small branch stuff from my hedge & the local churchyard (being Churchwarden's odd-job man I get first pickings after storm damage).

That redgum looks nice, you do have some great timbers over there in Oz, I guess it is some compensation for having all those poisonous critters lurking in your timber stacks, the worst I have to worry about is the occasional hedgehog.
Mark

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