Getting a Handle On Things

Well I have finally finished one of the most infuriating tasks I’ve ever taken on. I thought making a couple handles for some old chisels I received would be an easy task. Not the case!! These handles took me about 2 weeks to make. I think it took longer than it should have mostly because by a couple days in I was dreading working on them. But alas they are finished and I think they turned out great.

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This was also the first time I threw a polishing wheel on the grinder and what a difference it made to the ferrule as well as the irons themselves. Years of sludge came literally flying off in my face getting these into good condition.

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And to top it all off was a pretty basic chisel rack to house the new/old chisels.

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As hard a task as it was to finish, i’m definitely glad I did it. The old handles were in pretty rough condition so I think this really did these chisels justice getting a better handle on it!

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