Irwin chisel upgrade

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Project by Jon1094 posted 01-22-2013 12:11 AM 1124 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a set of the new Stanley Sweethearts and I figured it was time to retire my long used Irwin chisels. At least retire them to rough use. The thing I always hated about the Irwin’s was that terribly ugly blue plastic handle. I mean what in the world were they thinking?

These handles were made from walnut I had on hand and finished with three coats of waterborne finish. The following link details my process with pictures.


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#1 posted 01-22-2013 12:49 AM

These turned out nice and will only get better looking as time goes by and they get the patina of use on them.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 01-22-2013 02:53 AM

These look great. The original handles are shaped so the don’t roll off the bench but their not as good looking as these.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-22-2013 02:35 PM

Way more good looking now than the old ones. Great turning and the choice of wood.


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