LumberJocks

Brass collars slipping off old wood handle turning tools

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodturning forum

Forum topic by JohnnyBoy1981 posted 04-16-2017 11:14 PM 935 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View JohnnyBoy1981's profile

JohnnyBoy1981

209 posts in 270 days


04-16-2017 11:14 PM

I inherited some old turning tools/chisels from my late uncle today. I don’t have any experience with wood turning, but the tools seem to be in good shape overall. Probably haven’t been used for years.

My question is about the brass collars that slip down over the iron and sit on top of the wood handle (like a hilt on a sword). The collars don’t stay down snug on the handle top leading me to think that the wood has dried out and shrunk with age.

Is there a way for me to fix this? Would soaking the wood in something with the collars on do the trick?

Thanks!

John

-- Mistakes aren't mistakes if you still have all of your fingers!


4 replies so far

View papadan's profile

papadan

3584 posts in 3201 days


#1 posted 04-16-2017 11:21 PM

You can just use epoxy or super glue to keep them in place. They are there to keep the wood from splitting when pressure is applied to the chisels.

View Karda's profile

Karda

807 posts in 386 days


#2 posted 04-16-2017 11:25 PM

oil the blades and store them someplace damp, that may work. If it doesn’t years ago there was a product called chair lock for tighting parts of wooded chairs, it caused the wood to swell maybe there is a similar product available. Then there is epoxy as papadan sugested

View Rick_M's profile

Rick_M

10598 posts in 2213 days


#3 posted 04-16-2017 11:33 PM

View JohnnyBoy1981's profile

JohnnyBoy1981

209 posts in 270 days


#4 posted 04-17-2017 12:13 AM

Thanks guys! I thought it might require some exotic repair but Super glue it is. Or Loctite, since I’ve got ten bottles of the stuff floating around here…

-- Mistakes aren't mistakes if you still have all of your fingers!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com