|Project by Thomas Mitchell||posted 11-05-2010 05:00 PM||3645 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
I bought two James Swan firmer Chisels off of Ebay a while ago with the intention of making a pair of skew chisels for cleaning out dovetails. I did a lot of searching on the internet for a ferrel to use on the handle but could only find the cheap brass tube with the end rounded over. That would not be good enough for my intentions. I decided that I would make my own. I chose to make the ferrel for these chisels out of Aluminum Bronze (some material I had lying around from my days as a tool and die maker). The wood I used for the chisel handles is Desert Ironwood and man is it beautiful. I finished the handle with paste wax and was sure to coat the ferrel as I don’t want it to oxidize right away. I am going to make a few more of these ferrels in 316 stainless steel and 1018 steel with a black finish for some other chisel and files that need handles. If you want one PM me. Thanks for looking at my post
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