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    Got fed up with the dowling & odd bits of broom handle on my whittling tools so while in a handle making mood turned up these.

    Also dumped the old cigar box container and made a pig-skin tool roll.
    The business ends of the chisels are carbon steel, mostly old needle files ground to suit.
    Holidays are a good time for whittling, in a couple of weeks I should be chipping away in the French countryside with a glass of decent red close to hand
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    Well done on both items mate!!

    What timbers did you use? it is an interesting variety you have there.

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    Tried to pick some woods with interesting figure, there is Plum, Box burr, Cherry, Amarillo, Rosewood, Yew & a branch from my neighbour's cotoneaster that leaned a bit too far into my yard. One thing about handles is that you can use small branch stuff.
    The one with the face is a bit of lamb leg bone that was cooked on a scout camp fire more years ago than I care to think about.
    Mark
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    Cool tools Mark love the bone face handle and I bet they are just as good as Pfifer ones

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