|Project by Jerry||posted 10-19-2009 11:16 PM||2704 views||2 times favorited||20 comments|
I had some old knifemaking supplies laying around and thought, “Why Not’ , I really like the handle and see lots of possibilities here for chisel handle making instead of the traditional “knife scale” usage for this material. I also plan on using some laminated “Dymondwood” for a few later. Anyways, here is how the handle turned out, I really like it and it turns fairly easily on woodworking lathes. Polish as you would any “Hardwood” on the spindle. The other photos are of this weekend’s project of rehandling some old socket chisels I had laying around. The wooden ones are finished with spray laquer (3 coats) , buffed out with 0000 steel wool and waxed. I really like the “Smaller” sized handles for fine work, they just seem to balance well and can be used as a “Paring” chisel more readily.
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