File Handles

Had a bunch of files than needed handles.

So, some lumps of wood (Birch, Willow & Hawthorn in this case), some hand tools and a bit of time later = London pattern handles.

Picture heavy blog of the build here for those that like that kind of thing.

As usual feel free to comment/criticise/ask questions.


Nicely done. I need to do the same!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Nicely done, Mike!

May you have the day you deserve!

Cheers Ryan - at least you have a lathe to make them on :)

Thanks Dave.
Some very fine work Mike!

Great to see the process all the way from the tree, way to go!
nice, need those myself, save the hands.


Cheers splint - picking up bits of trees from the woods is cheaper than buying lumber :)
Although, saying that, I don't think I could buy hawthorn if I tried, probably just as well it's a PITA to work.

Thanks Ron, saves the stabby bit in the palm for sure.
Very nice work on these handles, ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
With my 2 files, that shot with the large number of files has given me File Envy.
With my 2 files, that shot with the large number of files has given me File Envy.
Me too!
I have maybe two files that are nice, the rest I inherited from my Dad (that I destroyed when I was a kid)
Don't get too much envy - the whole set cost me ยฃ25, If I was going to be using them as general metal files I'd have stayed well clear, but I figure they will work just fine on saw plate, wood and the occasional bit of brass.

The general plan is that they will be used for making profiles for a scratch stock, with the odd bit of use elsewhere.
I now, probably, need to make a moderately decent looking scratch stock instead of the random bits of clamped wood that I normally use.
yeah those look to be a good comfortable fit in the hand.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Cheers Pottz, I've finessed the design over several hundred (OK, 4) designs to fit my hand, so it kinda settles in nicely.
Nicely done Mike, a good fit in the hand is a must with tool handles. And the fact you did these with hand tools is wonderful.

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GR8 JOB ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘


ย before picking up, you need to wash your hands .......... ( JOKE )ย 
ย DAMN, the dictionary does not translate the meaning of the joke ........
I didn't say DAMN.
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