Monthly Archives: May 2014

New Chisel Handles

I just finished a set of chisel handles for a customer. He bought new Lie-Nielsen bench chisels and wanted cocobolo handles made for them. The LN chisels are very high quality tools, but that is what you would expect from … Continue reading

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Installing a Handle on a Tanged Chisel

Re-handlingĀ a tanged chisel is a little more complicated than re-handling a socket chisel. But it is not above the capabilities of the average woodworker. If you can turn wood then you can accomplish this task. Select a blank big enough … Continue reading

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Finding Exact Center for Turning

When you don’t have much extra material to turn you need to find the exact center of the workpiece. In this case I have only about 1/16″ of waste all around on the small side of the oval. This is … Continue reading

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