This time I have taken the process
step by step so that most anyone can follow it.
First we start out with a piece of wood in a lathe. I use an existing handle to
give me n idea of just how big I want the new handle to be. This handle is going
on to a big chisel, so I want it to be big enough.
I am going to use a Schlagring on the butt of the chisel, and I want you to
understand the process. In this instance I am using a 1” compression fitting.
In order for the compression fitting to go onto the butt of the handle, I need
to remove the shoulder just behind the threads. You could file it off, but I use
a Foredom tool with a 1/4” carbide cutter. It takes off the shoulder without
damaging the threads.
Now you must measure the small diameter of the threads.
I add .020” to the measurement and
turn the part that will thread to that diameter.