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Glue

by Gerald Thompson
posted 08-03-2016 07:49 PM


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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.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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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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