|Project by sharad||posted 02-08-2008 02:07 PM||1891 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
I am sending my first project after making you wait for quite some time. It took a little time to get adjusted to the camera which I am using for the first time. All the defects in using the camera may please be pardoned. This work shows how a broken handle of a scissors blade can be replaced by a wooden handle. The bigger scissors are quite expensive and to junk them just because the handle was broken was not accepted by me when by scissors accidentally broke. I accepted the challenge and succeeded in making one. When it was known in my friend circle a number of scissors, small and big were sent to me and they were repaired to their satisfaction. Their remark was that the repaired handle looks better than the original so why not replace both! This is how the work on handle started. No body else does this repair in the city. I don’t have sophisticated weapons in my arsenal, except a power drill. Not even a jig saw. Making a grove to push the handle was the most difficult part. The handle was fixed by an adhesive. The big hole in the handle for inserting the fingers was done by drilling several holes with the drill and then finishing it with different flat, round and needle files The finished handle was sand papered smooth. I sprayed clear lacquer on two to protect them. But the lacquer spoiled the whiteness of the handle which looks nice without the lacquer. Any suggestions to protect them without sacrificing the white color of the wood used in some handles is welcome. Darker wood handles can be sprayed with any color. Most of the handles were made from scrap left from other projects. Becoming a member of LJ has motivated me to do more difficult projects with additions to my tool kit which at present consists only of the conventional tools like plane, saws, chisels etc. I am really grateful to all of you for displaying your fantastic skills in your various projects. Soon I will send my next project. Constructive criticism will be accepted gladly. Wood is like gold to me and any piece except that used for firewood is useful for me.
-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein