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Mounting a chisel handle *PIC*

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
From Thanksgiving to Christmas was hectic in the shop building the coffee table and carving board, Christmas ornaments, etc. Before I resume the Spice Box jewelry boxes (targeted for this Christmas, didn't happen!) I am recovering by tidying up some loose ends that have been dangling for a few years to many years.

Some years ago we made chisels from CPM 3V steel. In keeping with the modernness of this steel I mounted a modern handle on one of them. One must admit the handle is striking!

It isn't a very functional handle (too heavy). I need this size of chisel for the Spice Box drawers. I make handles from Dogwood branches. The resulting handle is exceptionally tough. I have not damaged one even driving one poorly fitted one on with a steel hammer.

I turn the handle, drive a piece of brass pipe (known to the State of California to cause cancer because it has 8 parts per million lead in it) on for a ferrule and then drill a hole for the chisel slightly smaller than the diagonal across the rectangular cross section of the chisel tang, in this case 3/8". I then turned a dowel 3/8" diameter and sawed a slot down its center line the thickness of the chisel, in this case a bit more than 1/8". The two half moon dowel pieces and the steel tang are slathered with epoxy and the assembly slid into the hole and tapped to set the chisel In the hole, as shown in the picture.

The result is a handle that has proven to hold up. These chisels are multitaskers for paring and dovetail chopping and for me they do well.

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Mounting a chisel handle *PIC*
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