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Shop Art Swap 2016 - Wood Chisels

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Project by sepeck posted 02-29-2016 05:24 AM 686 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my submission for the Shop Art Swap. It went to shipwright ( http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright )

Honestly when the swap was made ‘Shop art’ I was at a loss for a bit until my wife suggested I make some tool out of wood. So I dug through ebay until I found a likely set of chisels. I hadn’t made anything this small the same size on a lathe. My test piece is actually about 1/2 larger then these 3 and I am not sure how that happened but happy enough the set of 3 all matched up.

They are maple. The handle part is stained with black cherry, I was going to sand it off and try something more finished but my daughter liked the effect and said it made them look like they were used, so I left it. The hands were sanded to 600 grit. The blade portion was just sanded to 180 I think and finished with spray lacquer. I figured if they didn’t make it as art, they would make it as part of some kids toys. Honestly I thought of half a dozen other ideas after I sent them to add to this, but there you go.

Making these also forced me to really look at the state of my shop, but that will be my next project post.

-- -Steven Peck, http://www.blkmtn.org





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shipwright

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#1 posted 02-29-2016 02:54 PM

I consider these to be a fine example of what “shop art” was meant to inspire.
I am in the middle of building a new shop after moving and these will soon be the handles on a set of upper cabinet doors therein. Once they are installed I will not only see them whenever I’m in the shop but I will get to touch them frequently.

Thanks again Steven.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#2 posted 02-29-2016 03:13 PM

Nicely done! Could have used a small microbevel though? :)

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#3 posted 02-29-2016 04:55 PM



I consider these to be a fine example of what “shop art” was meant to inspire.
I am in the middle of building a new shop after moving and these will soon be the handles on a set of upper cabinet doors therein. Once they are installed I will not only see them whenever I m in the shop but I will get to touch them frequently.

Thanks again Steven.

- shipwright

That is a great idea for cabinet or drawer handles. I am always at a loss for something interesting. Thanks to both of you for the inspiration. This one is definitely going into my favorites for future inspiration.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#4 posted 02-29-2016 05:26 PM

These are great, Steven!
very unique and certainly a topic of discussion for anyone who sees them in the shop.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#5 posted 03-01-2016 07:09 PM

Nice work. First time I see wooden chisels.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 03-01-2016 09:46 PM

I hadn’t thought of handles. hmmm..

-- -Steven Peck, http://www.blkmtn.org

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