Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
Ques, while on the subject of tool handles

Dominic Greco
>Didn't want to hijack the thread going on below.

I have a Benjamin's Best 1" Skew whose factory handle I really don't care for. After the Christmas Rush is over, I plan on replacing the handle with one of my own shop built ones.

Replacing the handle on a tool with a round shank is a piece of cake. That I can handle easily. However, I'm not sure about replacing one such as my skew, that has a tang.

My thought would be to drill hole in the end of the black which is sized to the average "diameter" of the tang. But how do you stop the handle from cracking when you force the taper of the tang into the hole? It's like driving a wedge into end grain.

Thanks,

Dominic

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