|Project by Brenton||posted 12-04-2008 12:57 AM||2761 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Perry (my 7 year old son) and I made this replacement handle for an old chisel he found without a handle in the junkyard….......(garage)
We laminated scraps of white oak and mahogany. The brass ferrule is made from an old piece of 3/4” brass pipe.
We turned the wood to rough shape, hammered the pipe on the end, and then spun the lathe at 1700 rpm
while we shaped the brass and wood together with a metal file. Turned the speed up to 3000 rpm, a little sandpaper, and it didn’t turn out too bad.
We had a good time. Better than video games.
-- Here I post the good, for the rest has become firewood.