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A short while ago I posted that one of my home-made lathe tool handles had snapped in half. Being the “Wood hoarder” that I am (as are a lot of you!) I saved the broken handle “just in case” I could find a way to repurpose it.
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I had recieved a 2” Stanley chisel several years ago, and a few days ago I spotted it while rummaging thru my tool box while looking for something else. Picking it up I remembered WHY I had tossed it into the tool box. When I got it the blade stub had been driven thru the handle by the previous owner (whom I assume was a guy named Magilla Gorilla who only owned one hammer, a 2lb sledge! :-)
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Anyway I remembered the broken lathe handle and figured Why not?
So I cleaned up the metal stub with a file and found a washer that was the perfect size to act as a shoulder against the wood handle. Drilled out the wood to size and mixed up a few dabs of JB Weld. Clamped ‘er up tight and let it set over night to harden. It’s just a tad big but it will serve the purpose well.
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Usual disclaimer applies. Comments and criticisms welcomed !
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-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward





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John

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#1 posted 10-26-2015 03:54 PM

Nice new handle for the chisel Joe, hard to believe you snapped it in the first place.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Rick M

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#2 posted 10-26-2015 04:00 PM

Way to repurpose, good going Joe.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Jerry

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#3 posted 10-26-2015 07:45 PM

Nice save Joe, I bet it is better than a new one now.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#4 posted 10-26-2015 08:36 PM

Nicely re-purposed, Joe!

-- God bless, Candy

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MarkTheFiddler

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#5 posted 10-26-2015 09:21 PM

That’s fantastic Joe!

I think you are way better than I about saving hunks of wood. I eventually throw all those little odds and ends in the burn box.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 10-26-2015 09:24 PM

I said it before, I’ll say it again, nothing like making you own handles. This one makes it look like an expensive set. Too bad you didn’t have more chisels.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Mark Wilson

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#7 posted 10-26-2015 10:42 PM

A broken handle is always two handles by another name.

-- Mark

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hoss12992

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#8 posted 10-27-2015 07:40 AM

It should be against the law to throw away a piece of wood. That looks great. Great job buddy

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

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BusterB

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#9 posted 10-27-2015 01:21 PM

With my skills with the mallet, the longer handle would be a bonus!!! Lol, nice save Joe.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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JoeinGa

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#10 posted 10-27-2015 09:02 PM

Thanks all.

Yeah, I have a real problem when it comes to throwing much of ANYTHING away. I do admit to being somewhat of a hoarder. But on the bright side, I NEVER have to buy nuts ‘n bolts and seldom have to buy wood screws.

I have hauled some things thru 10 or 12 moves, packing and unpacking it several times over the years. And it never seems to fail, no sooner do I throw (or give) something away I ALWAYS find a use for it a week later !

One of these days I’ll post a picture of my lumber rack … it was pretty much full when I put it up with nice boards and now TWO of the shelves are pretty much covered with little pieces of odd-n-ends and cutoffs… Oh well.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Roger

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#11 posted 10-29-2015 01:20 AM

Nice recycle on that handle

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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