Shears handles?

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Shears handles?

Post: #285496 doofaloofa
Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:19 am

I saved a couple of pairs of nice antiquey looking garden shears from the skip, but the handles are full of woodworm

I can't seem to find a supplier for replacements on the webz

Any suggestions?

My plan B is to buy a handle for some other tool and adapt it
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Re: Shears handles?

Post: #285498 Green Aura
Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:16 pm

How daft is that. You can get replacement handles for all sorts of garden equipment but not garden shears. I did find this, I don't know whether it would be any use - they do different sizes.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Carters-500H16-Replacement-Engineers-Handle-Hickory-16-/131492684400?hash=item1e9d932270
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Re: Shears handles?

Post: #285499 Odsox
Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:30 pm

Sounds to me like a business opportunity.
Buy a lathe, cut down some of your trees and go into production
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Re: Shears handles?

Post: #285510 doofaloofa
Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:46 pm

I was thinking of asking about for a wood turner, or see what they have at the Creamery

Maybe give one pair long handles, for tall hedges
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Re: Shears handles?

Post: #285518 doofaloofa
Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:27 pm

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Post: #285519 Green Aura
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:23 am

The short-handled ones look salvageable with a little tlc and my Dad's old standby - electrical tape.

Those long handles look a bit like the link I posted, so maybe it wasn't such a daft suggestion after all.
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Re: Shears handles?

Post: #285522 doofaloofa
Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:42 pm

The worm is too severe for my liking so will change them both
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Re: Shears handles?

Post: #285523 Green Aura
Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:43 pm

Ah, I couldn't see worm holes. Looks like you've got a full job on your hands then. Tony's suggestion of a lathe seems appropriate then. Could make a fortune, no one else seems to make them.
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Re: Shears handles?

Post: #285529 doofaloofa
Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:20 pm

In retrospect, I might treat the timber to kill the worm/fungus, and tape the handles to stop getting the protim om my hands, it would save a lot of work

In my experience, with the cost of the handle, and the cost of the labour involved it is seldom much cheaper putting new handles on old tools for pay, most people just buy a new tool

I enjoy putting handles on old tools as a hobby though
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Re: Shears handles?

Post: #285530 doofaloofa
Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:23 pm

Green Aura wrote:Those long handles look a bit like the link I posted, so maybe it wasn't such a daft suggestion after all.

The tricky part will be drilling the handles all through for the tang

Maybe a two part handle cut along the length
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Re: Shears handles?

Post: #285531 Odsox
Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:21 pm

Shouldn't be a problem with a lathe, Doofa, just get a long series flat wood bit.
I used to have several sizes for drilling holes in window frames and walls in wood framed buildings when I briefly worked as an aerial rigger.
Can't remember precisely, but they were at least a foot long.
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Re: Shears handles?

Post: #285532 doofaloofa
Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:22 pm

They have had wood lathes in Lidaldi from time to time

never got one though
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