Chisel hoops, where can I buy them???

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Forum topic by Dreban posted 06-01-2018 08:44 PM 919 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-01-2018 08:44 PM


I have an old, PS&W No 1 EX 2” wide x 17” long heavy framing chisel that the former user had beat the stuffing out of over the years, building houses in Alaska. It had a split handle and the iron hoop was folded over and ruined. I had to cut/drill the handle out and I’d like to turn a new one. I’ve been using it with an old, cut-off shovel handle with duct tape around the end and it’s mushroomed over that nicely, but it’s days are limited. haha.

Anyone have any idea where I can buy a replacement hoop for the end of the new handle I turn? I’ve seen lots of links on how to SET a hoop on a Japanese handle, but nothing on where I buy them. I checked Etsy with no luck.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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#1 posted 06-01-2018 08:49 PM

Cut off a piece of pipe and turn/carve your
handle to accept it. If you have a welder
a hoop could be made, crudely perhaps.

A blacksmith can make a ring and size it
using a mandrel.

I think I’ve seen riveted hoops of thin copper
but they don’t look very sturdy.

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#2 posted 06-02-2018 05:34 PM

assuming you have a lathe, like Loren says – pipe and fittings often work well.
collecting scrap pieces of pipe and fittings that you see laying around
can be a treasure trove of goodies in times like this.
brass, stainless, copper, Cu-Ni, iron, etc.
also, look in the speciality parts bins at the Big Box stores
to find bronze bushings – they come in many different sizes.
easily cut with a hacksaw or angle grinder cutoff wheel.
cut the metal ferrule/hoop first, then turn the handle on the lathe to fit the ferrule/hoop.


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#3 posted 06-03-2018 02:49 AM

Thanks for the info!

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