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xx   TOOL

Firewood handles. Learn to use the lathe skew by making tool handles from inexpensive firewood.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Dec 1990 (v.5#2) pg. 10

Use a golf ball as a file handle.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #44 Apr 1995 pg. 24
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #45 Jun 1995 pg. 10

Jig for drilling wood handles to accept the metal tang of a tool.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #61 Oct 1997 pg. 34

Tip: Soak loose tool handles in engine oil to cause swelling.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1987 (v.10#7) pg. 12

Wood turning your own lathe chisel tool handles is good practice for spindle turning.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 14

Garden tool check-up. Repairing broken tool handles. Fixing a stripped thread in a blind hole.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1988 (v.11#7) pg. 70

Make your own wooden tool handles from straight-grained ash logs. Part 1. How to split billets from a green log, air dry the billets, and shape the handle.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1994 (v.17#8) pg. 19

Make your own wooden tool handles from straight-grained ash logs. Part 2. How to secure a wooden handle to a tool head so it will never come loose.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1994 (v.17#9) pg. 13

Non-slip grip for a tool handle is made from whipped cord.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1995 (v.18#9) pg. 11

How to remove and replace the handle on a sledge, axe, maul, etc. (2 articles).
COUNTRYSIDE May 1983 (v.67#5) pg. 40

How to repair broken handles on garden tools, remove rust, mend holes in a hose and repair a leaky outside faucet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #146 Aug 1973 (v.23#6) pg. 44

Tip: Protect the handle of your ax or splitting maul with a piece of rubber hose.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #243 Nov 1983 (v.33#9) pg. 94

Tip: Use a copper pipe cap to protect chisel handles.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #257 Mar 1985 (v.35#3) pg. 116

How to replace a handle for a hammer, maul, sledgehammer, shovel or file.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #324 Jan 1992 (v.42#1) pg. 12

Tip shows how old paint brush handles can be used for shop-made spatulas, putty knives and scrapers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #377 Apr 1997 (v.47#4) pg. 20

Tips on wrapping the handles of garden hand tools for both identification and protection.
FINE GARDENING #6 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 6

Tip: Use two-part epoxy to securely glue a replacement tool handle into place.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #15 Jun-Jul 1983 pg. 16

Tip on installing a framing-hatchet handle on a framing-hammer head.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #30 Dec 1985-Jan 1986 pg. 10

Tip: Use layers of rubber bands to keep tools from sliding off a roof.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #62 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 28

Tip on wrapping the handles of hand-held power tools with tennis-racket grip tape.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #89 Jun-Jul 1994 pg. 28

Tip on reinforcing wooden tool handles using heat-shrink tubing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #126 Oct-Nov 1999 pg. 36

Tip: How to make your own tool handles from an old mop, broom, or shovel handle. Uses metal end of a shotgun shell for ferrule.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 15

Tip: Use copper tubing end caps as ferrules for tool handles.
FINE WOODWORKING #24 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 22

Making ax handles from quarter-sawn tree logs about 42" long.
FINE WOODWORKING #41 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 40
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #43 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 4

Tips on how to fire-harden hickory tool handles.
FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 20

Tip: Use molten lead to form a pattern of the socket when replacing missing chisel handles.
FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 10

Tip on using dogfish sharkskin to cover tool handles.
FINE WOODWORKING #56 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 14

Tip: Form ferrules of any size on shop made handles using copper wire and solder.
FINE WOODWORKING #57 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 10

Homemade tool for truing the ends of shop made copper or brass ferrules.
FINE WOODWORKING #58 May-Jun 1986 pg. 12

Steel pipe makes a better handle for high-speed steel bowl gouges. How to fabricate them.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 14

Method for securing hardwood handles to socket chisels when the taper is undersize.
FINE WOODWORKING #78 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 14

Tip on using copper pipe caps as ferrules on custom tool handles.
FINE WOODWORKING #93 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 20

Making and modifying wooden tool handles for improved comfort and control. Ideas for planes, chisels, handsaws, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #105 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 41

Tip on fitting a tanged tool to a handle.
FINE WOODWORKING #112 May-Jun 1995 pg. 18

Tip on wrapping tool handles with rope embedded in hot glue.
FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 8

Tip for applying a rubber or plastic handle over a wood or metal shaft.
FINE WOODWORKING #122 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 22

Tip suggests adding rubberbands to tool handles to provide an improved grip.
GARDEN GATE #17 Oct 1997 pg. 5

The cutter's edge. A good axe is only as good as its handle. How to make your own axe handles from green ash or hickory.
HARROWSMITH #47 Feb-Mar 1983 (v.7#5) pg. 44

How to replace a wooden handle on a shovel.
HOME MECHANIX #683 Mar 1985 (v.81) pg. 22

How to make plastic handles for files, screwdrivers and knives using Clear Cast liguid plastic.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1979 (v.4#2) pg. 120

Tip: How to pry the broken end of a gouge out of the wooden handle.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1981 (v.6#6) pg. 13

Tip: Use a sharpened washer as a wedge for an axe handle, hammer handle, etc.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1982 (v.7#6) pg. 6

Tip: Tighten hammer handles by soaking in water and glycerine mixture.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Apr 1981 (v.70#4) pg. 53

Tip: Burn a broken wooden handle out of a splitting maul or sledge hammer head by placing in woodstove overnight.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #71 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 46

Uses for dry corncobs. Includes clothes brush, pot & grill scrubber, seed-starter pots, lawn darts, tool handle, and tobacco pipe.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #79 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 10

How to remove the broken-off stub of a handle from the shaft of a shovel.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #110 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 28

Tip: Heat metal ferrules before trying to put them onto wooden tool handles.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Feb 1977 (v.8#1) pg. 30

Tip: Making your own brass ferrules for the wooden handles of chisels.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring-Summer 1978 (v.9#2) pg. 4

Tip: Convert round chisel handles to octagonal handles to prevent the tool from rolling off of a bench. Simply plane the round handle to an octagon shape.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall 1979 (v.10#3) pg. 31

How to replace a broken tool handle in seven easy steps.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1984 (v.5#6) pg. 28

How to refinish or replace handles on garden tools.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1977 (v.24#1) pg. 78

How to hand-hew handles for hammers, axes, hatchets, etc.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1977 (v.24#1) pg. 82

Tip: Use old engine oil to recondition the handles and metal ends on garden tools.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1980 (v.27#2) pg. 26

Tip: Soak wooden handle tools like pick or mattock in a solution of turpentine and linseed oil to prevent the handle from coming loose.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1981 (v.28#7) pg. 22

Tip: Wrap nylon-fiber strapping tape around tool handles to prevent breakage.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1983 (v.30#1) pg. 22

How to put a new handle on an old shovel.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1984 (v.31#3) pg. 73
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1984 (v.31#6) pg. 9

Lengthen the life of sledgehammer and maul handles by wrapping with fiberglass.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1985 (v.32#10) pg. 18

Save broken handles from sledge, axe, or ball bats. Use the wood to turn replacement handles for other tools.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1976 (v.145#4) pg. 204

How to replace a broken handle on an axe, splitting maul or sledge.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1978 (v.150#5) pg. 132

How to temporarily repair a cracked handle on a hammer.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1982 (v.157#5) pg. 120

How to replace a hammer handle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1983 (v.159#2) pg. 146

Create custom handles for your tools by gluing blocks of scrap wood and turning them on a lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1983 (v.160#6) pg. 104

Make a file handle from an old paintbrush handle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1984 (v.161#12) pg. 167

Reuse old rubber stamps. Convert them into tool handles, lamp pulls, or small sanding blocks.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1986 (v.163#3) pg. 69

How to maintain garden tools. How to sharpen edges and repair handles.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1989 (v.166#3) pg. 101

Tips on applying tape to tool handles to provide a comfortable non-slip grip.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1976 (v.208#3) pg. 60

Now is the time to recondition garden tools. Covers rust removal and handle replacement.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1977 (v.210#3) pg. 118

Another way to recycle. Clever ways to use old garden hose in the shop. (1) Tool holders for screwdrivers, chisels, awls, lathe tools, etc. (2) Tool shields and handles. (3) A holder for starting nails and brads, and for holding cold chisels and punches. (4) Drill bit depth step. (5) Door stop. (6) Holder for scroll saw blades.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #96 May 1997 (v.17#2) pg. 18

Replacing an axe handle.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.3#3) pg. 72

Tip on setting new tool handles without damaging the temper of the steel tool.
SCALE WOODCRAFT #6 Autumn 1986 pg. 17

How to replace a hammer handle.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jul 1964 (v.35#7) pg. 34

Make your own finely crafted tool handles designed to fit your hand. Instructions given for file handle, palm handle, traditional handle, barrel handle, ferrules, and hoops.
SHOPNOTES #5 Sep 1992 (v.1) pg. 10

Repairing and maintaining long-handled garden tools. Covers basic steps for replacing a broken handle and for sharpening edges on hoes and shovels.
SUNSET Oct 1986 (v.177#4) pg. 227

Tip: How to attach the head of a mattock so it says on the wooden handle.
SUNSET Nov 1987 (v.179#5) pg. 248

How to replace the handle on a garden tool.
SUNSET Sep 1989 (v.183#3) pg. 194

Auxiliary handles for power tools make them easier to handle by arthritic woodworker.
WOOD MAGAZINE #61 Jun 1993 (v.10#4) pg. 13

Tip on using heat to expand brass ferrules before fitting them onto tool handles.
WOODTURNING #23 Jun 1994 pg. 73

How to turn table legs. The do's and don'ts of spindle or between centers turning. Part 2. Coffee table legs and tool handles.
WOODTURNING #34 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 46

Tip shows how to make a punch to indent a ferrule (cut from tubing) to keep the ferrule from coming loose on the handle.
WOODTURNING #45 Sep 1996 pg. 77

How to turn hardwood tool handles. Various handle shapes are illustrated.
WOODTURNING #46 Oct 1996 pg. 39

Simple friction drive method for holding small turning blanks. Use of the device is illustrated on an assortment of small item. (1) Light pulls. (2) Gun barrel for a model naval cannon. (3) Tool handles. (4) Chess pieces. (5) Chimney pot for a model house.
WOODTURNING #48 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 21

Tip on cutting tool handle ferrules from thin-walled pipe using a woodworking lathe.
WOODTURNING #57 Nov 1997 pg. 77

Tool handle repair. How to reinforce an open tote-style handle or a closed saw-style handle.
WOODWORK #20 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 65

Tip proposes improving the grip on a smooth-handled tool by covering it with cord.
WOODWORK #37 Feb 1996 pg. 14

Timber topics. Part 12. How to select wood for making tool handles, with emphasis on European ash and North American hickory.
WOODWORKER #1045 Dec 1980 (v.84) pg. 816

Chiseller's delight. How to restore rusted chisels and equip them with new wooden handles.
WOODWORKER #1067 Oct 1982 (v.86) pg. 665

New life for old tools. How to make and install new wooden handles on your chisels.
WOODWORKER #1104 Nov 1985 (v.89) pg. 875

Tip: Place a bicycle handlebar grip on your hammer handles.
WOODWORKER May 1987 (v.91#5) pg. 415

Tip on truing up short pieces of brass tubing or copper tubing for use as tool handle ferrules.
WOODWORKER Jan 1995 (v.99#1) pg. 75

How to make ferruled handles for tools from blocks of scrap wood and pieces of water pipe.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1974 (v.30#5) pg. 42

Tip shows how to add an extra handle to the free end of a file by using a piece of garden hose.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1978 (v.34#6) pg. 9

Tip: Apply a small metal screw-on cap to the end of a wooden chisel handle to prevent splitting.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1981 (v.37#5) pg. 95

Tip: A coil spring inserted into the handle of a chisel will keep the tang securely held. Should also work for files and other tools with tangs.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1983 (v.39#2) pg. 13

Tip on making tool handle ferrules from copper-pipe couplers.
WORKBENCH Dec 1992-Jan 1993 (v.48#6) pg. 22