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New scraper handle - First attempt!

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Project by Evangogh posted 08-29-2016 09:50 PM 463 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey, all!!!

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!!!

-- Turn on, brothers and sisters!!!





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NotaJock

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#1 posted 08-29-2016 11:48 PM

If you heat the tang of the chisel with a torch before driving it into the handle you’ll get a better fit.
Good and hot but doesn’t need to glow.
This will burn the seat and fire harden the wood.

-- Mike in SoCal

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Buckeyes85

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#2 posted 08-30-2016 11:06 AM

nice work. as for tips, check out http://contrib1.wkfinetools.com/jThompson/jThompson-index.asp. James Thompson, rest in peace, left us some wonderful information on tool making. Peter Sellers also has ideas. just google him. for me, the toughest part is drilling the hole straight. I’ve tried a couple methods with less than perfect results – some are better than others.

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HokieKen

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#3 posted 08-30-2016 12:57 PM

NotaJock beat me to it. “Burning” the tang into the wood gives a rock solid fit. Just pre-drill it with a slightly undersized hole and make sure you only heat the tang so you don’t affect the temper on the business end.

That’s a very nice looking handle!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Lazyman

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#4 posted 08-31-2016 03:46 PM



NotaJock beat me to it. “Burning” the tang into the wood gives a rock solid fit. Just pre-drill it with a slightly undersized hole and make sure you only heat the tang so you don t affect the temper on the business end.

That s a very nice looking handle!

- HokieKen

Do you burn it in and leave it or do you remove and apply epoxy?

-- --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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JPJ

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#5 posted 09-07-2016 03:59 AM

Nice job!

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