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Rehandled Old Chisels

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Project by TrBlu posted 01-25-2015 10:03 PM 1096 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were my New Years Projects. I replaced handles on a few of the old chisels I have in my shop.

Three curved socket chisels. Turned handles from recycled maple from a discarded bench top. Hard maple with Leather bolster pads.

The 2” flat tang chisel handle is turned from hard maple, with brass ferrules at the tang and bolster. The brass is from the plumbing aisle. They are a couple flare nuts, thread on to the wood tenon the turned the corner off at the lathe.

All these are now sharpened and back to working the shop.

I still have almost a dozen old socket chisels to rehandle. Maybe I can get to those in a few weeks.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim





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smitty22

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#1 posted 01-25-2015 11:52 PM

Nice work, they will please your hands every time you pick them up!

-- Smitty

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Underdog

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#2 posted 01-26-2015 04:32 PM

These look great!
I would love to see a picture of the handles before you installed them though. I’ve got a bunch I need to do this for, and have just put it off because I wasn’t sure exactly how they should be fitted.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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jshroyer

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#3 posted 01-26-2015 05:56 PM

How do you keep the handle on the chisel? I heard hair spray works but mine didnt hold very long. i am thinking of trying epoxy but not sure if i want to or not.

-- http://semiww.org/

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 01-26-2015 06:16 PM

Use gets the handles in place. Beat ‘em, use ‘em, and they’ll seat.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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TrBlu

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#5 posted 01-26-2015 07:54 PM

I turn my socket handles for a tight fit, the use some epoxy to secure them in place.

Underdog: There are a few great articles on wkfinetools.com on rehandling chisels. Look at James Thompson’s articles.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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Underdog

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#6 posted 01-27-2015 08:28 PM

Perfect! Exactly what I’ve been looking for! Now lets go turn some handles…

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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