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Some Chisel Handles

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Project by Billy Hernandez Jr posted 05-05-2018 06:08 AM 503 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I must admit a sickness to my fellow woodworkers, I’m addicted to rescuing socket chisels, refurbishing them and putting them back to work as their are meant to be. There is a second hand tool store here in Tucson that calls to me during my waking hours as well as I sleep. I must visit and rescue. The two handles that are zebrawood are turned and finished with shellac. The other three are made of poplar. Instead of using my time wisely I decided to see if I could produce a handle with only rasps and files. I have some cherry wood I was going to use but decided to practice before ruining the cherry. On of the poplar handles was made using only a chisel. I think I did ok. Thanks for looking.





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NotaJock

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#1 posted 05-05-2018 01:53 PM

Though I’ve a number of old chisels none are ground at an angle like a couple pictured here and I’m curious how they’re used.
Thanks,

-- Mike in SoCal

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#2 posted 05-05-2018 07:24 PM

The chisels are used for cleaning up dovetails. There is a left & right angle grind for easy access in half-blind dovetails. You can also use a fish tail chisel and have one specialty chisel instead of two. Hope that answers your question.
Billy

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#3 posted 05-06-2018 01:54 AM

Great looking handles. Intriguing paint job on your spokeshave too.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#4 posted 05-06-2018 05:16 AM

Yeah that’s what happens when you’re bored. The pattern comes from a combination former military and former Chiefs fan.

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#5 posted 05-12-2018 03:17 PM

For half-blind dovetails, I learned something new today.
The Jocks on this site are not only inspirational but educational too.
Thanks Teacher, much obliged.

-- Mike in SoCal

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