Know a good supplier for chisel or file collars?
I've got some scraps of maple that I'd like to use to finally make
handles for some files and chisels. I looked around and I must
not be using the right search terms. I was looking for collars and
chisel hardware, etc.
Maybe there's a better way that can be done from copper or brass
On Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:11:20 PM UTC-8, Electric Comet wrote:
Ferrules is the search term. One can hammer tubing to open one end up to
make 'em, if you can find a suitable mandrel. Copper might work, but
steel would be better. You can't finish the handle until you have
a ferrule to do fit-testing.
On Friday, January 16, 2015 at 12:32:13 AM UTC-6, whit3rd wrote:
Copper might work, but
Yep, ferrule is the term.
Brass bushings could be used, also. The different metals provide different
"colors"/looks/polishing.... and in some cases, finishing with a clear coa
t to preserve the polished look, as with preventing/delaying oxidation of c
opper (turning green or blackish).
I've used large hex nuts. Think plumbing nuts. Brass or Bronze.
I've threaded them on.
Just a thought. Won't expand on heat and slip off.
I have a steel lathe also. Making one is work but possible.
On Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:31:46 -0800, Electric Comet
You can do it with string too. Attach end of string with CA glue, wind
string snuggly around end of handle/tang. Glue doen the fininh end
with CA glue. Then soak the string with thinned CA or epoxy.
Plenty strong enough. If you have 10 lb test string, each turn is good
for 20 lbs - 10 turns is 200 lbs , 20 turns is 400 lbs.
Start with 14lb braided fishline and you are looking at about 300 and
600 lbs. (and the epoxy will increase that significantly)
Yep, it's very good. When I dropped my original miter gauge from my
delta I used my drill press to make a new handle, and wrapped the bottom
with dacron, soaked in in glue (don't remember if it was c/a or
epoxy)... it's better than the original, nicer grip too.
That's a good thought. Back when I played pool I wrapped my Diamond cue
with 65 pound braided dacron fishing line. I later used it on a couple
machete handles, and if I knew where to get some more of it I would use it
on my parang. I bet Spectra braid would work nice on a chisel handle
though. Just turn it with a slight lip to start the wrap, epoxy the end
into a small hole, and start spinning. You could pull some nice 60-80 lb
Spectra (preferabley a coarse brand and not a slick finish brand) as tight
as you wanted as long as it didn't pop over past the previous wrap.
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