First Chisel Handle

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Project by Scottwpaul02 posted 02-01-2010 03:05 AM 1531 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I realize that Chisel Handles aren’t that exciting…nor are they a big project, but I thought I would post this for people to review…I picked up a bunch of old chisels (this one is a Witherby) and they all need handles. I AM LOOKING FOR TIPS AND STYLES HOW TO DO IT BETTER…caps for those that are just skimming the content here:) The handle is oak with a copper ferrule on it. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 02-01-2010 04:55 AM

Looks good Scott

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#2 posted 02-01-2010 05:03 AM

Very nice!!!!!

I tried the same thing today but failed due to poor measuring.

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#3 posted 02-01-2010 05:09 AM

Here is a blog that I posted a couple of years ago about better file handles. It was a review in a metal working magazine.

It might be of some help.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 02-01-2010 06:58 AM

i like a simple handle thats good looking yet functional “most of mine end up being a lesson in uncomfortable turning” the test of time for a good handle is does it stand the use of the owner this looks good and sturdy at the same time thats the key to any tool handle that and weather you are happy with the end result
“if it looks like a candle stick its not good for a chisel handle “

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#5 posted 02-01-2010 10:26 AM

I have never made a chisel handle before but one thing I looks for when buying a chisel is to look at the handle and look for an oval or squareish shape. I have dropped one too many chisels on the concrete. That sure is one easy way to ruin your day.

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#6 posted 02-08-2010 11:02 PM

looks good from here


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#7 posted 09-28-2011 12:41 PM

You have a fine set of chisels. Hard to find stuff.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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