Recently I came across some old chisels on ebay and decided to purchase them with the idea of ‘transformation’ in mind. They certainly are not beauties by any stretch of the imagination but contain some good metal which can be used for some future projects and I have a plan for the handles. The timing of the project is somewhat unique in that I needed a little project to get my mind off of some recent worries and am in need of my own transformation. Did I mention, one of the chisels was a Buck Brothers brand? I will not be cutting that one up…that baby is going in the tool rack…lol!
You see, I have been seeking suitable employment for months now..going on 7, since graduating from NC State University. I knew the return to school after years in law enforcement and the ‘degree in hand’ wasn’t going to be the golden key. However, I would have never thought after graduating that my life would consist of such an emotional roller coaster. To say that this job seeking and the consistent, “we have chosen another candidate” has been taxing on my psyche would be a huge understatement.
So the project of transformation was a good one- a step away from reality for a segment, a time to refocus and clear my mind and turn some of those old chisels into something new and needed. Plus, I needed a pick me up!!
A walk over to the lathe to just freshen the new head up a bit. Not that I was trying to get the piece super clean because it is only going to be used for hammering anyway. Basically, just concerned with removing some of the many surface scratches.
regarding the job search- i’ll keep tapping away!
-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com