Scott Seganti

Woodturning Handle Video

Recommended Posts

Hi Scott, that was a great video, thanks for sharing! I thought your narration was really clear and it was easy to follow along.  Maybe a bit at the beginning or in the notes that list out what you'll need...? (Or did you do that and I missed it?)

 You did the whole thing with your roughing gouge?  And no sanding?  I would have thought a skew would work great there, too.

Do you put any finish on it?

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for your feedback Matt. I will add a list of items needed in the description... good idea.

I did turn the entire thing with my roughing gouge with exception to cutting the tenon for the ferrule. I agree that using a skew would work great here and is arguably the best tool for the job... but I didn't have one to use. The handle that I made was for my new skew :). It also seems most people are scared of the skew, so this just shows another approach.

Yes I did sand the tool up to 220 and applied a tung oil finish. I filmed those but decided to leave them out in an effort to keep the video short... in hindsight I should have put a quick clip in there to explain what I did for the finish.

Thanks for your feedback.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice demonstration, Scott. I enjoyed the content, and the videography was quite clear. I would suggest that you consider using more short fades to transition between cuts in the video. I noticed a few transitions with no fade or blend, and the jarring effect is a bit unsettling.

I agree that a quick mention of tools and materials up front would improve the instructional aspect, but the video length is right in the sweet spot. Any longer might require more "face time" to keep viewers interested. Few viewers want a straight-up lecture, but most will stick with a longer video if they can see YOU as a point of interest, not just your hands and tools.

Keep it up, this exactly the type of content we need!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for the feedback wtnhighlander. This kind of feedback helps me a lot. I did notice that I missed a few transitions after publishing the video along with a few other items... I will make it a point to pay closer attention to those in the next video.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Woodenskye said:

Scott, very nice video and the handles turned out great!  Where did you buy the tools without the handles?

Please keep in mind I have no affiliation with any of these companies. I posted the tool steel used by each company for reference, but the reality is that they are essentially the same.

I currently use Thompson Lathe Tools. They use CPM10V (A-11) a powder metal tool steel.

http://thompsonlathetools.com

Peachtree Woodworking Supply sells Robert Sorby unhandled tools. They use M2 tool steel.

http://www.ptreeusa.com/turning_tools_unhandled.htm

Carter and Son sells them unhanded but they are very expensive. They use M42 tool steel.

http://carterandsontoolworks.com

D-Way Tools also sells unhanded tools but they tend to be a little more expensive. They use M42 tool steel.

http://d-waytools.com

The picture below shows two brand new (never sharpened) 1/2" spindle gouges. The black one is a Thompson tool and the silver one is a Robert Sorby tool. It's a pretty big difference in length... just something to keep in mind when comparing tools. You're not always comparing apples to apples and unfortunately you don't know this when buying online. Just some food for thought.

 

IMG_0265.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Scott Seganti said:

Please keep in mind I have no affiliation with any of these companies. I posted the tool steel used by each company for reference, but the reality is that they are essentially the same.

I currently use Thompson Lathe Tools. They use CPM10V (A-11) a powder metal tool steel.

http://thompsonlathetools.com

Peachtree Woodworking Supply sells Robert Sorby unhandled tools. They use M2 tool steel.

http://www.ptreeusa.com/turning_tools_unhandled.htm

Carter and Son sells them unhanded but they are very expensive. They use M42 tool steel.

http://carterandsontoolworks.com

D-Way Tools also sells unhanded tools but they tend to be a little more expensive. They use M42 tool steel.

http://d-waytools.com

The picture below shows two brand new (never sharpened) 1/2" spindle gouges. The black one is a Thompson tool and the silver one is a Robert Sorby tool. It's a pretty big difference in length... just something to keep in mind when comparing tools. You're not always comparing apples to apples and unfortunately you don't know this when buying online. Just some food for thought.

 

 

Thanks for the in depth list.  Not being a big turner did realize there was so many places to buy unhandled lathe tools.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.