|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 04-09-2017 05:24 PM||1650 views||0 times favorited||22 comments|
My friend Bob Dodde gave me this old George Parr HSS chisel and asked if I had a use for it. I immediately saw a roughing gouge in that tool….all it needed was a longer handle. I just looked up Geo Parr tools and it looks like this was made from 1877 or earlier ( http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=619 ) I probably just ruined the value of it but I like to have tools that I’ll use. All I did was clean it up and make a handle from maple and walnut. The handle is finished with Danish oil and 3 step buffed and waxed.
The other item is an angle plate for the drill press in our Arizona shop ( one thing off my list). It is made from maple plywood and screwed and glued together. It is used for holding all kinds of shapes truly vertical when drilling them. It even holds round stock in the corner. I have one in my shop and could have used it a few times last winter. Next year we will have our own in the Az. shop.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!