Turning Chisel Handle Replacements Video

DSC_0002A few weeks ago I turned some new chisel handles I needed to upcycle an old wooden plane into new life. We made a video to show how and have a second video soon for how to fit step-fit the tang into the handle.

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Here is the video. Hope you enjoy it.

 

 

We have another planned for a turned hexagonal handle soon too.

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9 thoughts on “Turning Chisel Handle Replacements Video”

  1. Paul, I just wanted to thank you for your excellent content. I’ve been woodworking for about seven years now and have always loved hand tools – within six months of beginning to work wood I had already picked up and restored half a dozen old Bailey planes though at the time it was more a curiosity than anything. I have all the requisite large machines and use them frequently to build custom pieces for clients. But about a year ago I found your site and YouTube channel and you have revolutionized the methods I use to work wood. I still have those Baileys (and a dozen or so more to boot) but now they and my other hand tools are the main tools I use. Not a single project passes where I don’t use the knife wall method or where I say to myself it would be much easier and more satisfying to use a chisel rather than a router here – or to use a plane instead of the jointer. I love my big table saw and all of those machines but my heart now lies with not just hand tools – but old hand tools that feel like an extension of my hands – and that is down to your site. You have taught me an appreciation of the craft that I never had before and a demand for accuracy and sharpness that I didn’t even know existed. Thank you for doing what you do.

  2. Jean-Luc Coulon

    Many thanks for that video, Paul. Everything seems so easy…

    “We have another planned for a turned hexagonal handle soon too.”
    Ermmm… Maybe octagonal again?

  3. Philip August said….” I say to myself it would be much easier and more satisfying to use a chisel rather than a router here – or to use a plane instead of the jointer. I love my big table saw and all of those machines but my heart now lies with not just hand tools – but old hand tools that feel like an extension of my hands – and that is down to your site. You have taught me an appreciation of the craft that I never had before and a demand for accuracy and sharpness that I didn’t even know existed. Thank you for doing what you do.”

    Philip I could not have said it any better, I am in total agreement

  4. I always have trouble drilling the relief hole for the tang plumb after turning handles. Anyone have any tips? I only have a simple spur drive lathe.

    1. Diego Demeulemeester

      Josh, search Paul’s blog. There is an entry there about fitting a tang a few months ago.

  5. I am REALLY looking forward to the hex handle.
    Funny thing is, Paul – you almost always seem to be teaching EXACTLY something I need EXACTLY at the time I need it!

  6. Paul thanks for this video, I have several older chisels without handles. I own a Shopsmith which should work for this without purchasing any expensive chucks etc. I also am looking forward to the square which I believe is called a London pattern which is my favorite.

    Haven’t been able to spend much time in the shop this Summer but hoping to get out there real soon and finish some of the projects started from your Wood working Master Classes.

    Steve

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