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RaySpoto
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quick release handle and shafts

Postby RaySpoto » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:23 pm

Looking for information a handle that will have a quick release so you can change out the shafts plus am looking for at least 3 shafts, say a bowl gouge, rough gouge.......and maybe a spindle gouge....I have one spindle gouge bought used but will need to replace soon as the previous owner sharpened it a lot.

I have 3 easy wood tools but my favorite too is my spindle gouge....and for roughing I use my Harbor Frieght before breaking out the spindle or the easy woods.

But if I were to invest in a handle, I am thinking the quick release vs the allen wrench type. Appreciate all opinions.......

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hughie mackay
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Re: quick release handle and shafts

Postby hughie mackay » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:08 am

Heres one I know of https://vicmarc.com/index.php?option=co ... gory_id=19


Just scroll down its about half way down the page. The other thing I do not know if or where its available in the US.
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RaySpoto
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Re: quick release handle and shafts

Postby RaySpoto » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:14 am

Yes thank you this shows the allen wrench and quick release I have seen these in the US not the same manufacture but something like this brand.

Ken Vaughan
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Re: quick release handle and shafts

Postby Ken Vaughan » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:42 pm

Kelton, Robust, Ellsworth sell ER collet tool handles. I have Kelton handles and they work well.

These are neither cheap nor inexpensive, but work very well.

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Mike Cruz
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Re: quick release handle and shafts

Postby Mike Cruz » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:53 pm

If you want to make your own handles, Jimmy Clewes offers a quick release that you epoxy into your own handle. Doug Thompson, among others, sells them.
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RaySpoto
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Re: quick release handle and shafts

Postby RaySpoto » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:13 am

It will be a christmas present so gonna get the handle with it for now. But maybe I will go the route of making a handle. I have done it with some of my other tools in order to personalize them.

thanks for your time.

Ray

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Mike Mills
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Re: quick release handle and shafts

Postby Mike Mills » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:10 pm

Here is my version from several years ago. This one is a 1/4" for small stuff; my 1/2" uses a keyless chuck.

Chuck Handle.jpg

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Re: quick release handle and shafts

Postby RaySpoto » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:43 pm

Wow never thought of that but you seem to be using a Jacobs Chuck.

Cool...beans.

Ray

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Mike Cruz
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Re: quick release handle and shafts

Postby Mike Cruz » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:19 pm

I read about using one of those a while back. I seem to remember that there were reasons not to us one. I don't remember all the discussions, but I think it had to do with the amount of pressure being put on them.
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Mike Mills
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Re: quick release handle and shafts

Postby Mike Mills » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:15 pm

Mike Cruz wrote: I seem to remember that there were reasons not to us one.


There may be reasons but I haven't had a problem yet in at least ten years.

The tool shaft is going into steel and the shaft (bolt) from the chuck into the handle can be as long as you want it. I made the little 1/4" first for small tools such as bent allen wrench as a hollowing tool for Christmas items.

I made a light duty handle with a 1/2" square hole sleeve for square stock and it was only when I wanted to mount a 3/8" square that I realized... hey... :bonk: I can chuck up a hex....bet I can chuck up a triangle. Yep, just grind one end about an inch long into a triangle and you can use your jacobs chuck.
This is the 1/2 inch and the diameter is almost exactly what I would want the bulb of the wood handle to be.

Half Inch Chuck.jpg


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