by James D. Thompson
I found these 2 chisels at an estate sale, and I made handles for them.
The top one is a 1" Union Hardware tool, and the other is a 2" KeenKutter. I
wanted to see how they would look with tapered octagonal handles which also have
Here's a close up picture of one handle. I kinda like it.
I made a handle for this huge mortice chisel from a nice chunk of ash I have
been saving for just such a use.
The Schlagring is a 1" compression nut which I
screwed onto the hilt, then rounded off the sharp corners.
Even though he handle is really big, it seems to fit my hand just fine. It ought
to take a lickin' and keep on tickin' just like my Timex watch.
These 2 handles were made from Saskatoon berry wood. The wood was sent to me by
a friend in Canada. The colors remind me of chocolate syrup poured onto vanilla