Hand Tools

Subject:
A few notes
Response To:
Re: chisel handle forms ()

Warren in Lancaster, PA
I get the fit pretty close before seating the tang. Maybe the bolster is only 1/8 inch from the handle. If the handle is too loose, you can tighten it up by removing a small bit (like 1/32) from the end of the handle. If you really need to pound on it to get it to seat, the hole is too small and you may split the handle.

Having a uniform taper on the tang is a great advantage.

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