A friend gave me an old broken hand-drill. All the metal mechanical parts still worked, but the plastic handles were loose and cracked. I took a redwood branch I had collected and created two new wooden handles to replace the plastic ones. I used a wire brush to remove the rust spots and the drill is as good as new.

The drill as was given to me

The drill as was given to me

Bisecting the raw redwood branch

Bisecting the raw redwood branch

Creating the rough handle shape

Creating the rough handle shape

Grooves routed into the handle

Grooves routed into the handle

Cross groove allows washer to hold handle

Cross groove allows washer to hold handle

Gluing the top handle

Gluing the top handle

 

Rough shape of the second handle

Rough shape of the second handle

Ready for gluing

Ready for gluing

Sanded and waxed; fully reclaimed

Sanded and waxed; fully reclaimed