Post by dustypilot on Jan 27, 2021 13:44:27 GMT -5
12" Handle - she's a BIG one!
House burned down in 2017. Rebuilt. One of the few things I was able to salvage was my grandfathers chisel that has been handed down by the Norwegian carpenters for generations. I am told it was used in the old country for barn raisings and come over with the first of our family immigrants in the late 1800's.
I have a friend with a forge who kindly re-tempered the steel and honed the edge. I just needed to make a handle. So with the new rotary attachment and an idea, I set to work cutting into a 2" walnut blank that I was able to harvest post fire. 2 hours of cutting, minor sanding, super thick CA glue in the knots to stabilize it and some Tung Oil. Very happy with the results.