|Project by Rick M||posted 01-11-2013 01:43 AM||1746 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
The handle broke off this old Stanley long ago and it has been rattling around my toolbox for a decade with a piece of dowel for a handle. A new handle seemed like a good learning project and so I chucked up a piece of 2×2 and basically copied the handles on my Marples with a couple obvious alterations. It’s a junk chisel that never gets used so I’m not worried about durability, if it does break then I’ll just turn a new one.
Sanded to 600, a coat of linseed followed by two coats of shellac then sanded again with 600. Next time I’ll try burning the lines. I don’t own a drill chuck so I clamped a 5/16” drill bit with vice grips and drilled freehand, worked well.