Tag Archives: chisel handle

How to Replace a Tang Chisel Handle

There’s something especially satisfying about making or modifying your own tools, but it’s even more fun to do so while helping one of your kids build her tool collection. This 1 1/4″-wide Buck Bros. chisel was given to my oldest … Continue reading

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It all began back in 2009 when a neighbor was having a pecan tree taken down.  I came over to watch the arborist at work, and I asked if I could have part of the trunk.  He kindly dropped a … Continue reading

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Modifying a Gouge Handle

Most carving gouges I’ve used have had reasonably comfortable handles–all but one. Can you pick out the really uncomfortable handles in the above picture?  No, it’s not the blue Irwins.  Even compared to the “Everlast” chisel handle (second from the … Continue reading

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