After the recent
discussion of drawbore pins, I decided to look
in my drawer and see what I had to work with.
I found 2 taper punches, one a
Craftsman, the other a Stanley. I had received
3 fine boxwood handles as part of my Galootaclaus
gift, so I was good to go.
I used my lathe to bore the
holes in the handles so I would get them nice and
I burned in the square shank, but
the octagonal shank didn't need burning. It
slipped tight in. I secured both by adding
some SA glue.
Here we are with the finished
product. The taper on the upper tool starts at 5/32"
and goes up to 3/8". The lower one is the same, but
it goes up to 1/2". I ground both ends to a point to
make life easier.
James D. Thompson
The Old Millrat in Riverside, CA