View Full Version : Engraving a symbol on round tool handle?

Scott Conners
01-04-2009, 10:45 PM
A friend is making a custom tool handle for another friend, and the design calls for a Japanese character to be engraved on the shaft or ferrule part of the handle. It'll probably be ~1"-1.5" in diameter and ~18" in length, out of an exotic hardwood (species not determined yet). We're turning the handle on a lathe, so it'd probably be best to do the work on the finished handle I think, though making reference surfaces and only finishing the engraved area is possible if the work-holding method requires it. I assume it'd take some sort of 4th axis/rotary attachment, and a laser is probably the right tool?

How should I go about finding someone that can do this? I'm in Los Angeles, and I bet there's someone around here that can do it, but I'm not sure how to find them. Suggestions?

Thad Nickoley
01-04-2009, 10:59 PM
I'm in Whittier PM me.
I'll see what we can do

Margaret Turco
01-04-2009, 11:42 PM
Here's the list, if Thad can't help you I'm sure someone can.