|Project by TedM||posted 08-11-2009 06:50 PM||4054 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
On my last ‘rust run’ to Maine in the Spring I was able to pick up 11 James Swan chisels. I recently finished the handles for them.
The handles are all about 5.5” long, except for the two turning tools which are about 12” long. The ferrules are 3/4” copper pipe.
The James Swan Tool Company out of Seymour, Connecticut made augers, awls, bits, chisels, drawing knives, handles and screwdrivers from 1877 to 1951.
The history and quality of these tools will make a fine addition to my shop. The fact that I had the opportunity to make the handles adds to the warm and fuzzy feeling I get when I use them. :)
Thanks for looking.
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