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    720s Get New Handles

    Stablized big leaf maple; I got the idea for using stablized wood for chisel handles from Dave Jeske's Blue Spruce Toolworks display at Woodworking in America 08 in Berea, KY. Here's how they turned out. My first attempt at socket chisel handles.

    George
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    Wow, those are sweet-looking, George. I bought my first used socket chisel a while back, and it could use a new handle. I may just have to give the stabilized wood a try. How big was the blank? I'm assuming it's bigger than a pen blank?
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    Looks like you gave them a new life George! Great looking handles
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    Those look to pretty to use
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    Vaughn,

    I used game call blanks which were 1 1/2 x 6.

    George

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    Those are sum purty handles.

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    George way to pretty to be beating on. Well done.
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    I had to go look up socket chisel.... Those are beautiful. You don't really use them do you? They are for hanging on the wall right?

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