New handle on chisel

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Project by SmallTime posted 02-25-2016 04:53 PM 1401 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I found this old chisel, made of real good swedish steel from eaberg eskilstuna. Alas the handle could handle no more. Well honestly it properly could take quite a few more years of pounding, but I wanted a shorter fatter handle. As I generally feel my chisels are to long and bulky.

I turned the handle out of a scrap piece of oak, and reused the little brass ring from the old handle. Then I cleaned up the steel a little, very little, and sharpened it on the grinding wheel.

This was mostly about getting some piece of mind, a good way to spend an hour. But I hope this tool holds up. :)

PS. My very first project on LUMBERJOCKS!

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John Stegall

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#1 posted 02-25-2016 07:42 PM

You did a good job and it will likely last for a long, long time.

-- jstegall

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#2 posted 02-26-2016 12:04 AM

Nice work, having a lathe is always nice for projects like this.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 02-27-2016 11:39 AM

Welcome to LJs!! The new chisel will last another 50 years and will be easier to grip too!

-- Tim Harrelson

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#4 posted 03-03-2016 10:14 PM

Congrats on the first project.
Wonderful little palm chisel you turned it into.
It might become a shop favorite.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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