View Full Version : Wet weekend chisel handles

5th Dec 2010, 05:06 PM
Turned some handles for 2 Titan chisels.
Timber is beech I think, came from an early English (close to 100 yrs) spirit level that is never to see service again.
Finish is shellac/u-beaut trad wax.
Have about another six to re-handle but will find some other timbers to use.

5th Dec 2010, 05:30 PM
Ah, nice work Sapling.

Sweet lines on the handles and they do honour to the socket shafts.

But for that length of shaft, maybe go a bit longer on the wood?

Yep, they're paring chisels so whatever works for you.

5th Dec 2010, 05:37 PM
Very nice. I like the length, just enough to lightly hold the chisels as you pare away the waste.

5th Dec 2010, 05:52 PM
In my book, paring needs the best control you can get, so the best handles you can make.

It's hard to judge from the pic, and we don't have a pic of your paw.

tea lady
5th Dec 2010, 05:55 PM
I like the lines too. Might steal that idea!:cool::U

5th Dec 2010, 06:04 PM
Thanks for the feed back. Was limited by the piece of wood for length as it had cracks etc and only 1 useable end but in saying that they fit my chicken paw well.
Not so noticeable in the picture but the back chisel is slightly longer which I will carry through the set.

Is the timber beech or box-wood??

5th Dec 2010, 10:09 PM
Hi Sapling,
Yes, very nice job. I don't think the Wood is Beech, but possibly Ash.
The Lower Chisel shows the Grain, & this is what I was going on.
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6th Dec 2010, 11:39 AM
Nice work there Sapling!!:):):)

8th Dec 2010, 10:17 AM
The few bits of proper Boxwood I've seen have v. little figure at all.