Butch Davis provided the program for Turners SIG February meeting. Butch explained the advantages of creating you own custom tool handles. Most of the tools come with handle that are too small grip well as you grow older. With the insert that Butch purchased from Mark Sillay, you can adjust the length of your tool to meet the current situation. Butch demonstrated how to drill the handle blank to accept the insert and the tool shaft.
Butch donated two tool handles for our special drawing. Thanks Butch.
Butch referenced three documents on the web and two AAW American Woodturner articles that provide more information on tools handles.
Feb 2012, Vol 27, No. 1 "Tool Handles" by Bill Neddow Apr 2011, Vol 26, No. 2 "Fancy Ferrules from Everyday Objects" by Tim Heil
We all know that Butch's real passion in Segmented Turnings, but he is now getting interested in laminated turnings. Butch finished off the evening with a slide show of some laminated items and explained easily they are made. For further information see AAW American Woodturner article:
Summer 2008, Vol 23, No. 2 "The New Masters"
Thank you Butch for all of the material and tips.
These American Woodturner articles are available online to AAW members.
Jimmy Rocker provided the contents of the Come-Back box, of which I was the winner. It is a nice Box Elder platter, which Jean quickly moved one of my pieces aside to make room for it. Thanks Jimmy