Live Oak Branch trimmed to length and mounted between centers
Initial Shaping using shallow gouge
Final Shaping using gouge
defining the ferrule with parting tool
Defining the inflection point with the parting tool
Using round nose scraper to shape front half
Using round nose scraper to taper rear of handle
Rough sanding after removing tool rest
Fine Sanding with 220 grit paper. Note vacuum hose to capture fine dust.
Apply tung oil with q-tip while spinning
Apply hard carnuba wax while turning
Buffing with an old sock while turning.
Considerable pressure used while buffing causes the hard wax to melt and form a very tough protective finish.
Two finished handles, ready to be cut apart on the band saw.