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Wood Chisels turned Hammer--the transformation.

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Project by Chris posted 06-14-2015 07:02 AM 1190 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found some old chisels on Ebay and purchased them so that I could provide them with a new sense of purpose…a transformation. I love re-purposed projects and this would allow some old, ugly chisels to provide me with yet another piddle project while at the same time creating something new and useful around the woodshop.

One can visit the blog about the project here

~chris

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com





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#1 posted 06-14-2015 07:47 PM

Very innovative. Neat idea !

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#2 posted 06-14-2015 08:03 PM

Very nice looking.

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#3 posted 06-14-2015 10:25 PM

That’s a great idea.

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#4 posted 06-15-2015 12:56 AM

I was driving some (about 80!) 3/8” diameter by about 1/2” long walnut plugs this weekend. This would have been fantastic to have around! A smaller tip to get it started without hitting my fingers, and a plastic side to send them home without marring the wood too much.

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#5 posted 06-15-2015 01:52 AM

Very creative project. I like the anvil too, what’s its story?

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#6 posted 06-15-2015 02:32 AM

JoeinGA, WoodNSawdust, MagicSawDust – thanks a great deal. I appreciate the motivation.

MHarper90- sounds like you had all sorts of fun. Yeah, you could have certainly used it, sounds like it would have fit the bill perfect. You should make you one sometime. It was a pleasurable project.

Tim- Unfortunately, the anvil doesn’t have much of a story. It was just a purchase off of the internet for the sole purpose of being used to create embellishments for my duck and turkey calls and other trinkets that I sell from time to time. Small in stature, yet solid and I love it! I, like you, wish it did have a story however. “How cool is it for our tooling and many things within our shop to have a story?” I have been looking a larger anvil for quite some time which I plan on refurbishing and creating a story for, just haven’t found the one that I am looking just yet. Thanks Tim.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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#7 posted 06-15-2015 05:49 PM

Re: the anvil. I also noticed how neat it was but didn’t ask. I would love to have a “real” anvil for my shop, but I just cant justify a few hundred bucks for a big hunk of steel. So I made my own using the splitter head from a log splitter, mounted on top of a short piece of 6X6.

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#8 posted 06-15-2015 06:43 PM

WOW thats kewl never seen anything like that

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#9 posted 06-15-2015 08:17 PM

Yeah I hear you clearly Joe, one of the reasons I don’t have one right now. LOL! I also have some scrap metal pieces that I use as a work around for now. The next time I hear of some estate sales within driving distance I plan on going in hopes of getting my hands on one.

Thanks mcoyfrog. Appreciate the flowers!

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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#10 posted 06-15-2015 08:23 PM

I spotted one at a yard sale a few months back. 60pounds, and somebody had done a real number on the “pointy end” with a hand held grinder. Guy wanted $200 for it and wouldn’t budge.

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#11 posted 06-15-2015 09:56 PM


I spotted one at a yard sale a few months back. 60pounds, and somebody had done a real number on the “pointy end” with a hand held grinder. Guy wanted $200 for it and wouldn t budge.

- JoeinGa

ugghhhh!!! Don’t you just hate that?

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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