|Project by Evangogh||posted 08-29-2016 09:50 PM||639 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
So I’m wanting to upgrade some of my tools and decided to start with my chisels. I got a blade from an old scraper handle and went to work!
2”x2” Red oak, 3/4” copper pipe (I cut two pieces from a 3/4” and 1” diameter pipe to see what I liked), epoxy, hss scraper blade from old/cheap chisel.
Finished to 400 grit, used teak oil.
The only problem I had was getting the right drill bit size for the blade stem… I got as close as I could but figured on my next attempt I will round out the stem part for more surface are contact between the metal and wood.
I don’t have a vise, so I used my tail stock to push the pipe onto the handle. It seemed to work okay but I think I’ll use a mallet next time.
SO! For my next few, I’m taking the blades from a nicer set of chisels (nicer = more steel, hopefully longer stem), using some maple blanks and using the copper pipe again. Does anyone have any tips or tricks? Maybe some pointers on this one here?
Thanks for all your input!!!
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