New handles for lathe tools
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I made some lathe tools and now I have made the handles. I used ash for three and oak for two. What adhesive would you use to attach them together. Epoxy? Construction adhesive? J B weld? Help me out.

Once I get them together and try them I'll show and tell what I did. That is if they work.
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  Re: New handles for lathe tools by gear jammer (I made some lathe to...)
Construction adhesive might be your easiest method and not expensive.   Also should bond very well.
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  Re: New handles for lathe tools by gear jammer (I made some lathe to...)
(05-21-2018, 09:49 AM)gear jammer Wrote: I made some lathe tools and now I have made the handles. I used ash for three and oak for two. What adhesive would you use to attach them together. Epoxy? Construction adhesive? J B weld? Help me out.

Once I get them together and try them I'll show and tell what I did. That is if they work.

I've managed to do it with a tight fit and no adhesive.  Doug Thompson recommends a little epoxy if you need it:
http://thompsonlathetools.com/wp-content...andles.pdf
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  Re: RE: New handles for lathe tools by badwhiskey ([quote='gear jammer'...)
(05-21-2018, 11:54 AM)badwhiskey Wrote: I've managed to do it with a tight fit and no adhesive.  Doug Thompson recommends a little epoxy if you need it:
http://thompsonlathetools.com/wp-content...andles.pdf

+1 on not using adhesive. My roughing gouge handle has been going for over 10 years without an issue like that.
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  Re: RE: New handles for lathe tools by badwhiskey ([quote='gear jammer'...)
(05-21-2018, 11:54 AM)badwhiskey Wrote: I've managed to do it with a tight fit and no adhesive.  Doug Thompson recommends a little epoxy if you need it:
http://thompsonlathetools.com/wp-content...andles.pdf

What Frank said.  If I have to use something I use Epoxy since it can be heated up and the tool removed.

For a tight fit I get it to 1/16 undersized and then put the tool into the handle and then while it is upright tap the butt of the handle on something hard so it will seat the tool tight.
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  Re: RE: New handles for lathe tools by Arlin Eastman ([quote='badwhiskey' ...)
(05-21-2018, 01:04 PM)Arlin Eastman Wrote: What Frank said.  If I have to use something I use Epoxy since it can be heated up and the tool removed.

For a tight fit I get it to 1/16 undersized and then put the tool into the handle and then while it is upright tap the butt of the handle on something hard so it will seat the tool tight.

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I use JB Weld for almost all my gluing Arlin...It's just a thicker form of epoxy but it has never failed me, so I am sold on it...I have a knife I made about 40yrs ago and the scales are just sandwiched to the steel and epoxied on with no rivets...Still holding fine....if it's worth gluing, it's worth JB Weld, IMO.
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  Re: New handles for lathe tools by gear jammer (I made some lathe to...)
I cut off some thick walled copper the right size and roll or taper one end with a die I made, or just leave it the way it is, then press it on the handle. It fits tight but not too tight- I use the press just because hammering it may ding the end up. I then tap the file or chisel in place or press it in.

I made tapered drill bits just for this purpose.  Never have had one come loose yet.



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  Re: New handles for lathe tools by gear jammer (I made some lathe to...)
I also use tight fit, no bonding material and copper plumbing pipe as a ferrule.
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  Re: New handles for lathe tools by gear jammer (I made some lathe to...)
I have used copper pipe as a ferrule - also have used PVC.

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  Re: New handles for lathe tools by gear jammer (I made some lathe to...)
I put copper ferrulles on and my first one I split the wood about 3 inches from the ferrule. Drilled the rest out one size over and used JB weld. No problems. I'm gone for the rest of the week and weekend so they have plenty of time to cure.  I'm anxious to try them.

Thanks for the ideas
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