No, I don't think most broken tote tips are deliberate.enterthedragon":45gwxbeu said:Hi yall i was just wondering if ppl break the horn off their handle on PURPOSE!!? i must admit it does feel kinda better as little wood touches the web between ur thumb and index. Discuss.
enterthedragon":3s3t8gi3 said:i mean it doesnt look too bad if u can fashion it into a stub ie no 'remains' of the horn like a broken rhyno horn, get it.
The vulnerability of plane and saw handle horns only really becomes an issue if a tool is abused - accidentally or voluntarily - and shouldn't prove a problem if one takes proper care of equipment, although accidents do happen. Much of their form is derived from the makers aesthetic preferences, as well as practical issues and there's nothing to prevent a user from adapting a tool grip to suit his/her own requirements, e.g. Re-profiling, nipping and tucking to suit hand size, grip, etc..custard":25vk6950 said:It's interesting that Karl Holtey shapes his infill handles with only a residual "tip", significantly less than the original Norris designs. Personally I prefer the traditional design. Yes, they're more vulnerable, but as well as looking elegant it gives a reassuring feeling when you're handling a weighty plane.
Seconded. Several handles in my workshop have felt the careful touch of a round rasp.GazPal":muhu8gxu said:... and there's nothing to prevent a user from adapting a tool grip to suit his/her own requirements, e.g. Re-profiling, nipping and tucking to suit hand size, grip, etc..