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Here's a quick and easy turning project and they make great gifts for your woodworking friends. I by the cheap Harbor Freight awls when they are on sale for .99 ea. they have a crappy blue enameled paint job on them. The ferrule twists off easily and can be reused. Bust off the handle with a screw driver and hammer. Pick your new handle stock and drill a hole to match the diameter of the blade. I think I used a 3/16 one. Mount your wood on the lathe and turn a tenon to match the ferrule. Finish turning the style of handle and then remove it from the lathe. I finished mine with several coats of poly and then rubbed it out, glued on the ferrule and wah la. Mine has a rosewood handle on it.

Thanks for looking!
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Amasing what a $.99 awl and some tender loving care can do.

Great idea, and great job.

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Very Cool Corey :)

You would be a big hit at the big house ( ice picks are the in thing ) untaped market I think :)

Nice job bud ...

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Very Cool Corey :)

You would be a big hit at the big house ( ice picks are the in thing ) untaped market I think :)

Nice job bud ...

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Your "Router tip archive" has a wealth of knowledge! Great viewing!
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Thanks guys. I had to laugh when I read the package... "comfortable wood handle" as most of them have the worst paint job you ever saw on them. Some were even still sticky! But they are far from comfortable. Note if anyone picks these up at their local HF as with many other items they may say that they are internet priced... however if you have the item number and have them check it on the web they will usually give you the internet price.

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Hi John

The router tip archive has some great tips from Bob and Rick

Here's some more that are not on the list :), besure to sign up for the email tips on the same web page so you can get the new ones also.
Then make a new folder in your email setup to hold them. :) I use Hotmail.com to hold my tips ,in that way if my machine takes a dump I always have them...to view any time I want on line...


http://www.routerworkshop.com/dtliner.html
http://routerworkshop.com/qalegfixture.html
http://routerworkshop.com/angleboxjt.html
http://routerworkshop.com/mugtreejig.html
http://routerworkshop.com/drawertip.html
http://routerworkshop.com/angledado.html
http://routerworkshop.com/vanitylegs.html
http://routerworkshop.com/stairmarkers.html
http://routerworkshop.com/envelopejig.html
http://routerworkshop.com/doweljig.html
http://routerworkshop.com/ezindex.html
http://routerworkshop.com/clampmtgauge.html

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bobj3
Your "Router tip archive" has a wealth of knowledge! Great viewing!
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I use Hotmail.com to hold my tips ,in that way if my machine takes a dump I always have them...to view any time I want on line...

bobj3

I thank you for the links, I have book marked them and backed them up on our archive.

Ever since I started using a Mac I have found very little trouble with freezing or crashing, but I still back up, drives do malfunction. :)

You have a fine day and once again, thanks.
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Hi John
You'er Welcome

I have worked on / with computers for a Long time..

Mac has it down right, they know if they can keep the end user from adding to the computer it will run for a long time without a crash...
It's like Windows, out of the box it will run for a long time just as long as the end user can't play with it...(change the setting)

But MS knows that PC users want to play with the machine and make it their own by adding or taking things off or putting things on..

I recommend the MAC to anyone that has a business with many users of the computer or net work... :) .... they just run all the time,,, :)

BUT they do go down from time to time from age the norm...hardware is hardware....

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I use Hotmail.com to hold my tips ,in that way if my machine takes a dump I always have them...to view any time I want on line...

bobj3

I thank you for the links, I have book marked them and backed them up on our archive.

Ever since I started using a Mac I have found very little trouble with freezing or crashing, but I still back up, drives do malfunction. :)

You have a fine day and once again, thanks.
John
 
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