|Project by woodbutcherbynight||posted 03-31-2013 01:30 AM||1282 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
Earlier this month Michigander posted a forum on what to do with some chisel handles he had that were in bad shape. I posted I had some maple and purpleheart and would be glad to make some for him. An email and a phone call later I had a package at my door with said chisels. When he posted he had taken some time to sharpen these chisels he was not kidding. First thing I did was cover those sharp edges with some thick rubber and taped them in place. Removing the old handles was easy as they were almost off anyway, one did not even have a handle. I glued up some maple and purpleheart and set to my task for the next few nights work. He prefers a larger diameter handle than most and with my bad wrist I use a much smaller and differently shaped handle. Mostly I guessed what would work and hoped they fit his hand. Talking with him this evening he was happy and had epoxied them into the shafts and they fit and work well for him. It was an interesting and fun project for me, as I wait for the weather to get warmer and get started on the yard projects list. (laughing)
-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.