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Forum topic by Gerald Thompson posted 08-03-2016 07:49 PM 413 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gerald Thompson

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08-03-2016 07:49 PM

I was given an old socket chisel about 1.5 in. wide and about 3 in long. The handle came out of it in its entirety.
What glue would be best to use to reattach it? I have hot hide glue and all of the usual suspects of Titebond.
There seems to be some gappossis in the handle tenon which is round. Would it be advisable to use a thin strip of hardwood veneer to snug it up?

-- Jerry


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MrRon

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#1 posted 08-03-2016 08:01 PM

Normally, I think a socket type chisel doesn’t need glue as it depends on a taper fit; but since the handle is a “loose” fit, I would use an epoxy cement like JB Weld.

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Kazooman

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#2 posted 08-03-2016 08:04 PM

The handle should be a press fit so it can be changed when desired.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6_oV072iio

If the handle is too loose to seat properly, you could try gluing some shim material to it and then the press fit. If you have a lathe you could extend the taper just a bit and cut a little off the original tip, effectively creating a slightly larger diameter tapered shank.

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KelleyCrafts

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#3 posted 08-03-2016 08:20 PM

If it’s too loose I would glue some veneer on and then compression fit the chisel with a coat of hairspray.

Actually I would probably turn a new handle but that’s because I just got a lathe and it’s fun.

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Gerald Thompson

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#4 posted 08-03-2016 08:38 PM

I don’t have a lathe. I will give the veneer hair spray a shot. I seems to me that the wood has shrunk a great deal.
Thanks.

-- Jerry

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