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Postby Woodbloke » 06 Apr 2016, 21:01

It's not a fork 'andle or even four candles, but one of my efforts from the dark side. A London pattern octagonal handle in pink ivory fitted to a nice shiny gouge.

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Finish is a couple of coats of Liberon white polish and Renaissance Wax - Rob
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Re: 'andle

Postby DaveL » 06 Apr 2016, 23:11

Looking good, I think you are doing more than you let on.
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Postby Andyp » 07 Apr 2016, 08:52

Rob, I can see the benefits of octagonal handles not rolling off the bench but having never held one they look quite uncomfortable to hold.
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Postby Woodbloke » 07 Apr 2016, 09:49

Andyp wrote:Rob, I can see the benefits of octagonal handles not rolling off the bench but having never held one they look quite uncomfortable to hold.


I understand what you mean about being uncomfortable to hold, but I've never really found them to be so. I just like the shape of them - Rob
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Postby Dalboy » 08 Apr 2016, 15:06

A good job on the handle will you make all the chisels with this design as you buy them. Who's carving chisel is it
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Postby Woodbloke » 08 Apr 2016, 16:30

Dalboy wrote:A good job on the handle will you make all the chisels with this design as you buy them. Who's carving chisel is it

It was a gash Three Cherries gouge that was loafing around AxHQ. I do these as I need them for gouges but all my other chisels are Japanese - Rob
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Postby TrimTheKing » 08 Apr 2016, 17:06

They do look uncomfortable but never having used one I'll have to take your word Rob that they are not.

Nice work either way.

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Re: 'andle

Postby Rod » 08 Apr 2016, 18:09

They are my favourite shape for handles and agree with Rob about comfort.
I bought a few of them many years ago in Boxwood from Ray Iles and re handled some old chisels I'd inherited.
Alf published a piece on how to make them.

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Postby Woodbloke » 08 Apr 2016, 20:50

Rod wrote:Alf published a piece on how to make them.

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...and that was an excellent 'how to' on making them. Her piece some years ago was where I saw how to make them. Also published today as an AxBlog if of any interest - Rob
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