|Project by Drew Gregory||posted 03-03-2014 08:09 PM||760 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
My very first turning project. As I am very new to woodworking I am just starting to obtain tools. I purchased this chisel for $1 knowing that it was going to need a fair amount of work.
Step one was to sharpen this sucker. Starting with a 220 wet stone I honed it back to shape, refined it with a 1000 grit stone then a 4000 grit stone to get the micro bevel.
Step two, a new handle.
Since I have never attempted turning before I laminated some scrap that I salvaged from a pallet. Not really sure what kind of wood it is but I think it might be cherry. I didn’t have much of a plan on the shape, mostly just wanted it to be comfortable in the hand. I finished it with 5 coats of turning oil then beeswax.
Please excuse the completion photo I really need to take a proper image when I have some more time.
Sharpening time: 2.5 hours
Turning time: 2 hours