Fitting handles on the chisels
no fit, just hit!
This first part will be how to mount the tang blades in the handles, and then a go go.
Where we ended last, with a set of reborn chisel blades.
The tube is cut up into smaller pieces, and these are grinded flat in the ends.
Handles and ferrules.
Next step was to drill holes in the handles, I forgot to photograph this one, but the this is how it’s done.
First drill a small hole in the handle, this hole must have the deepness of the tangs length.
Then you drill two or three more holes, less and less deep, in this way you make a hole that fit the shape of the tang.
Mount the blade in the wise.
Fit the handle over.
No fit, just hit!
If the blade not fit perfect, or you want a better grip, use epoxy, I did on the skewed, since I think they will be used also with mallet.
(The real way I heard, is to heat the tang and stick it in while red hot, but again I was afraid of the hardening on the blade).
Sizes: 6mm-1/4”low angel and side, 15mm-5/8”skev, 11mm-7/16”dovetailed.
Grease box, pipe and a set of self made dovetail chisels – what more can a man ask for?
It’s the end of this blog (for now)…
Hope this winged dovetail tour could be to inspiration, perhaps bring some old chisels back to a new life,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.