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Reader ned.ludd posted the above photo to Toolmonger’s Flickr photo pool to share a project he completed recently — turning some new handles for his favorite chisels.  They look great, and have reminded me yet again that I should own a wood lathe.  I dont’ yet, but it’s on my list.  Maybe Ned’ll stop by and share a little more about the project in comments.

If you haven’t joined checked out the photo pool yet, you should.  It’s awesome to see everyone’s projects, tools, finds, and so on.  Ned’s project is just one of many there, and you can comment, ask questions, and interact with the people who post the photos.  It’s a lot of fun. 

And if you want to participate but aren’t a “joiner,” don’t worry: I’m not either.  I have the free Flickr account, and they don’t ask for too much personal information or your first-born or anything.  Once you sign up and get your free account, you can upload photos and add them to the “Toolmonger” group to share.  Keep an eye for your pictures in the sidebar picture display — and maybe in a post, too.

Regardless, be sure to check out ned.ludd’s other photos in the pool, including a picture of the finished chisel handles.

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One Response to From The Flickr Pool: Turning New Chisel Handles

  1. ned.ludd says:

    For those that want to know, here’s where I learned how to do it:

    If it wasn’t for the great tutorials by Jim Thompson and years of watching Norm turn stuff on PBS, I don’t think the first few off the lathe would have been all that good.

    I’ve only turned a couple things so far, but it’s a lot of fun and is an easy way to kill off a boring weekend afternoon. Didn’t take a lot of money to get into either – my lathe was bought off ebay from a local seller (no shipping) and my turning tools are the Harbor Freight set. I will say that making tool handles that *fit* your hand is a very nice thing…

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