Loose handle on tang chisel

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Forum topic by Brett posted 01-29-2018 11:21 AM 1365 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2018 11:21 AM

I purchased a vintage 1/8” Buck Bros. tang chisel that is in good condition except that the handle is a bit loose. (I can remove the tang from the handle, but the fit is otherwise pretty snug.) Is there any way to tighten the fit without using epoxy or other permanent adhesive? Thanks.

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#1 posted 01-17-2015 03:06 AM

Drill out the hole, glue in a dowel, redrill the hole.

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#2 posted 01-17-2015 04:12 PM

Use a long shaving and then glue it to the loose handle itself. Provide enough wrappings on the handle for a good snug fit.

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