File Handles

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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.
https://craftisian.com/entries/1902-file-handles

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

18 Comments

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.

Ron

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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