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Another Wood Engraving Handle

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Thu 16th Jul 2020
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I have been writing in the past few blog items about why I'm making slightly larger handles for my wood engraving tools, and how. Today I've created a more elegant handle I think, and a better size (yesterday's was a bit over sized and clumsy).

I next need to test it, especially with the little finger space I've created, then create some more based on this in Beech wood, then, when I've got a design I'm happy with, create in more elegant woods like Walnut etc. And I can turn and fit them for others, in this or other sizes, or to fit a particular tool / short tool etc., if interested.

The 2nd Test Handle

Here are some photos of the handle attached to an EC Lyons metal tool - the wood is Beech and still bare wood, I haven't had time to apply a finish yet.

As stated yesterday, I'm not putting a high finish on these just yet as they are test pieces, so expect to see a few tool marks, which on 'production' items will be dealt with more carefully - and remember these are only 3.5 cm in diameter so any tool marks are actually quite small!

New tool handle
Handle prior to attaching to tool.

New tool handle
Handle, which I have turned myself, attached to tool.

New tool handle
Handle, which I have turned myself, attached to tool.

Fingers tucked into tool
Fingers tucked into handle, helping to hold it.

Tools compared
Handle compared to an EC Lyons handle, mine is just that bit bigger, but stem is smaller, and that is what I've aimed for, more little finger space.

The 2nd Test Handle

Here are some photos of the handle attached to an EC Lyons metal tool - the wood is Beech and still bare wood, I haven't had time to apply a finish yet.

As stated yesterday, I'm not putting a high finish on these just yet as they are test pieces, so expect to see a few tool marks, which on 'production' items will be dealt with more carefully - and remember these are only 3.5 cm in diameter so any tool marks are actually quite small!

New tool handle
Handle prior to attaching to tool.

New tool handle
Handle, which I have turned myself, attached to tool.

New tool handle
Handle, which I have turned myself, attached to tool.

Fingers tucked into tool
Fingers tucked into handle, helping to hold it.

Tools compared
Handle compared to an EC Lyons handle, mine is just that bit bigger, but stem is smaller, and that is what I've aimed for, more little finger space.

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