John Davis Turning Handles archive
Tuesday 24 November 2009
Mark Baker tests these new turning handles available exclusively from John Davis
When considering turning handles, some say wood is the only way to go. As a material it is warm, inviting and is traditionally used. With this in mind, many people find it easy to create their own handle to a chosen shape and length. The problem with this, however, is that sometimes you want a different length or different weight handle, or if you have restricted space, you may wish to reduce the amount of items you have in your tool rack, or those taken when demonstrating. Interchangeable handles - steel or aluminium - with specific sized drilled holes for taking turning tool blades, have been around for a fair while, but John Davis has recently introduced three new variations.