Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cork Handle Part Two

So as promised, ages ago, the next step in the creation of the cork handle. In Part One I had already inletted the grip for the reel seat, prior to turning. To manage this, while turning I have to build up the mandrel to stop the inlet from misbehaving - this is done with some electrical tape;

In this next photo you can see my crude lathe set up, perfectly adequate for turning cork;

Now ready to start on the cork. First step is to turn the cork to a rough cylinder, using a surform. It is always handy to have the template on hand for reference;

OK, done with the surform;

Rough shaping with a file now,

And then onto progressively finer sandpaper,

Until finished;

Nice to get this completed with no major dramas!

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