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I restored this vintage chisel set for a friend and turned new handles for them all out of apricot firewood.

-- Anne, Seattle





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JayT

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#1 posted 03-24-2015 04:36 PM

Well done, those handles look great? How is apricot to work with?

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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anneofalltrades

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#2 posted 03-24-2015 04:42 PM

Hey Jay, it is great when it is wet but as it dries it cracks and gets punky really fast. I love making spoons out of it though!


Well done, those handles look great? How is apricot to work with?

- JayT


-- Anne, Seattle

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#3 posted 03-24-2015 04:47 PM

Cool, thanks. I’ve got some apricot chunks from a friend’s tee that came down in a storm. Most of it is destined for the smoker, but I’ll have to salvage a few pieces for some small projects.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#4 posted 03-24-2015 08:16 PM

Beautiful set of chisels, fine work on those handles.
My favorite are the one with the sap wood, love the contrast.
If you save fruit tree wood, then close the ends with wax or paint, it will keep it from cracking too bad.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 03-24-2015 10:09 PM

Love the color in the apricot wood, never thought of using it. Good job.

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#6 posted 03-25-2015 12:26 PM

Wow, those look really nice. Welcome to LJs.

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#7 posted 03-25-2015 04:34 PM

Those look great, great job. Love the apricot wood. Welcome to LJs and look forward to your future post. What finish did you put on the apricot handles?

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#8 posted 03-31-2015 01:20 AM

Sweet set of handles!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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