Turning Archive 2005
Joe in a Cleveland suburb
I have a Jet Mini w/extension bed. Bought it over a year ago and have never used it. Just haven't had time...
In a recent woodworking mag, Chris Schwarz wrote about marking knives and making your own. I made one and thought a handle would be nice.
So I took a scrap of Cherry, drilled a hole for the knive to eventually be set into, and put it on the lathe. Now I wondering if I shouldn't have turned it firstm, then drilled the hole. But if I did that, how do you mount something like a tool handle and then drill a hole in the center?
I guess my real question is, when turning tool handles, do you drill the hole first or last for the tool?
Someday, when time permits, I will get into this whole turning thing and revisit my friend Jim in Ohio who is here often.