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    Saturday morning time passer project. We have this old serving spoon that had a cheesy plastic handle that eventually broke. Just for fun I thought I'd make a new handle for it. For a ferrule, I will use a brass plumbing fitting. I have a piece of cherry scrap from my offcut bin for the handle.
    First thing is to make a cylinder. Then mark out where the different diameters are. Then I turn the area where the ferrule will sit and a tenon on the back end to be held in a chuck.
    Once in the chuck, I use a steady rest to support the handle while I fine tune the ferrule end diameter. The brass nut actually just threads onto the wood very tightly. No glue required.
    Brass can be turned with woodturning tools so I made it round and then drilled a hole in the end to accept the spoon.
    Then I remove the steady rest and use the cone attachment on the tailstock to keep it supported. From there I finish shaping the handle and sand to 220 grit. The brass gets polished to 800 grit.
    To hold the spoon securely in the handle, I turned another tenon that fits the hole in the handle and split it in half. This was epoxied to the spoon and when inserted in the handle provides solid support. I used epoxy to glue the spoon into the handle as well. A few coats of boiled linseed oil and its done. Fun project. Beats sending it to the land fill. It cost nothing really, as the wood was scrap anyways.

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    John Bartley, Leo Van Der Loo and 3 others like this.
    Cheers
    Randy
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  • #2

    Re: Saturday morning time passer project

    Well done Randy. What's for dinner?

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    • #3

      Re: Saturday morning time passer project

      Originally posted by Jacques Gagnon View Post
      Well done Randy. What's for dinner?
      Fajita's. No weird spoon required.
      Cheers
      Randy

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      • #4

        Re: Saturday morning time passer project

        Well done, all that's left is making something from the shavings off the lathe. Maybe use them in a smoker?

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        • #5

          Re: Saturday morning time passer project

          Not cheesy any more.
          Noel

          "Being so impressed with the beauty of nature, I never cease to be amazed at how the
          'touch of the human hand' can transform it into another kind of beauty that is so uniquely human.
          "

          John Snow, Outdoorsman and Retired Teacher

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          • #6

            Re: Saturday morning time passer project

            Nice and rewarding project no matter how long it took.
            I did one years ago for a fish slice using teak, I cut it in half so I could get the SS fish slice end in it so the handle has become oval but feels nice in the hand and is standing up well the the daily use and washing.

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