Turn a wood turning tool
Step 1: Prepare Wood for Handle
Drill a 1/2" hole half way down the vertical axis of the handle to accommodate the key stock.
Step 2: Turn the Wood
Turn the wood into the desired shape for the handle.
Step 3: Drill Pipe Cap
Obtain 1" copper pipe cap and drill a hole into the center.
Step 4: Grind Copper Cap
Grind out the center of the copper cap until a smooth hole accommodates the key stock.
Step 5: Obtain 3/8in Key Stock
Cut the key stock to the desired length.
Step 6: Drill Pilot Hole
Drill a pilot hole in the end of the key stock.
Step 7: Tap the Hole
Tap the pilot hole with an 8NC32 bit.
Step 8: Clear the Tap
Clear the tap of debris.
Step 9: Grind Key Stock
Grind the tap hole side of the key stock to accommodate the turning blade.
Step 10: Sand the Handle
Sand the handle while still on the lathe.
Step 11: Finish Sanding
Remove the handle from the lathe and finish sanding the handle ends.
Step 12: Polyurethane the Handle
Use 3-4 coats of polyurethane. Sand between coats.
Step 13: Expoxy Key Stock to Handle
Use epoxy to fasten the key stock to the inside of the handle. Also epoxy the end cap to the handle.
Step 14: Hot Glue Exposed Wood
Use a hot glue gun with coloured glue to cover the exposed wood between the cap and the end of the handle.
Step 15: Attach Blade
Screw the blade to the key stock.