|Project by mafe||posted 01-07-2011 06:47 PM||3946 views||3 times favorited||30 comments|
Drawer lock chisel
From an old bench chisel
The toolmaker strikes again!
I purchased some wonderful old bedanes / mortise chisels in France, and in the box there were a old useless bench chisel, so I was ready to trash it, but asked myself; ‘are there really not something useful you could use this wonderful piece of tool steel for’? And I came up with this little Drawer lock chisel idea.
It required two main things:
Patience – since the Dremmel works slow in hardened steel.
Fast constant cooling when welding – so I did not lose the hardening of the blade.
I choose to wrap it in hockey tape for a better grip.
So now I have one of these little guys if I should ever need to make a drawer lock…
1. Drawer chisel, shavings and smoke.
2. Cutting up the old chisel with a Dremmel tool.
3. Chisel ends and a piece of metal rod.
4. Welding and cooling, welding and cooling…. – to keep the hardening.
5. Grinding and polishing.
6. I made protection caps with heat shrink tubing.
This little set will sure be a pleasure to work with!
Drawer chisel use (Lie Nielsen).”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8kY3beFfgs
Hope it can be to some inspiration,
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.