Turned Oval Tool Handles | Woodworking Project | Woodsmith Plans

Turned Oval Tool Handles

Make a complete set of heirloom screwdrivers with this step-by-step lathe technique.

In this article, the editors of ShopNotes take you step-by-step through a technique for turning oval tool handles on a lathe. It sounds impossible, but it's really quite easy. It's called "off-center" turning and the end result is a handle that's quite comfortable to hold. Patterns for small, medium and large tool handles are included.



What You Get:

  • 8 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 29 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
  • Full-size patterns for small, medium and large handles
  • Materials list. Sources list

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