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Project by Francisco Luna posted 02-20-2009 12:12 AM 3729 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought this chisel at Ebay recently and I made this Pfeil style walnut handle for it. Everything was by hand, all the sides were shaped with a block plane. Bronze ferrule, leather shock absorber and Tung oil finish.

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PurpLev

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#1 posted 02-20-2009 12:58 AM

looks awesome, I have an almost identical chisel blade, that for the longest time I wanted to make a handle for… I should really get to it, thanks for sharing and reminding me that it can look THAT good!

Questions –
1. where is the leather shock absorber?
2. what did you use for the hole to mount the blade into the handle? just a regular round drill bit and some push force on the blade?

Thanks!

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#2 posted 02-20-2009 12:59 AM

pretty cool.

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#3 posted 02-20-2009 01:02 AM

Always nice to be able to make your own handles for your tools. Nice job.

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#4 posted 02-20-2009 01:08 AM

REALLY nice. I love handmade tools (or tool handles).

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#5 posted 02-20-2009 01:09 AM

those ebay auctions on carving tools are spendy…I watch and can’t buy…beautiful handle.

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#6 posted 02-20-2009 01:25 AM

Thats great work looks solid

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#7 posted 02-20-2009 02:43 AM

Sweeeetttt!

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#8 posted 02-20-2009 02:59 AM

Purplev:
It’s a bit noticeable at the picture, between the chisel steel and the bronze ferrule. I used diferent bits trying to create a camber with the same tapered shape (3rd pic). The chisel fits in the handle with good preassure, enough to don’t crack the wood.
Barry, I don’t remember how much I paid for this, but i never spend more of 10 bucks.

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#9 posted 02-20-2009 04:26 AM

Thanks Doubthead, it looks super!

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#10 posted 02-20-2009 05:13 AM

Wow, that is some pretty nice work. Must of had a very controlled hand for the block plane work – looks good!

Zac

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#11 posted 02-20-2009 05:59 AM

A great looking piece of wood and a might fine handle. Great job.

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#12 posted 02-20-2009 06:54 AM

I like that handle, makes for a fine, fine tool!

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