Recently had a hankering to make some custom handles, and this thread gave me the extra inspiration...
The first one is a piece of cocobolo that was being sold as a duck call blank. I don’t have a lathe so i used a large round over bit on my router and finished with 3 or 4 coats of clear shellac.
The other is an oak replacement table leg from Lowes, and an aqua globe. I cut the leg down to size, stained it, and drilled out the top. i used a glass bottle cutter to score and break the aqua globe about .5" down the tube part. clear countertop epoxy was used to secure the two pieces together, and then as a pour over to give it a uniform glossy and protective finish.
You must love this country more than I love a cold beer on a hot Christmas morning. - Homer S.
And how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?- Homer S.