Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Seating a tool in the handle

Mk
>I have ordered the 1/2" bowl gouge from Lee Valley. The tang or shaft is 1/2" in diameter (round) and 2 3/4" long. Now, I have never seated a round tang in a handle. How should I go about doing this? If I drill a 1/2" hole in the handle, I would think it would be a little too lose to hold it is well. Should I find a smaller drill bit and drill it 1/16" or 1/32" smaller?

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