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New Handles for Old Tools

03-31-2012 04:02 AM by Brian Shourd | 3 comments »

A couple of weekends ago I received a wonderful request: my mother-in-law had an old offset socket chisel that belonged to her grandfather, which she wanted to give to her son (my brother-in-law) as a gift (confused yet?). This is one of those beautiful old socket chisels which has been used heavily over the years, and is missing the handle. Aside from a slightly mushroomed socket, this chisel was in terrific shape – no rust, no fuss. So I turned (get it?) to the lathe, and made a new handle from some curly maple I picked up a few months back. Due to the short amount of socket remaining, I had to epoxy the handle in, and a good whack will almost certainly break this handle of...

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