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Attaching handle to chisel

New to wood turning and purchased set of eight chisels off EBay. Made a handle out of maple and am ready to drill hole for chisel. Should I round off square shoulders on chisel for a smaller hole. I planed to use J-B Weld epoxy, just not sure how much wood to take out of handle. Any tips will be appreciated. Thanks, Bill McConkey, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-16-2009, 03:24 PM
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maybe this might help.

http://www.woodturningonline.com/Tur...oolHandles.pdf

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I do one of 2 things. One is to drill a hole a little smaller than the tang. Heat the tip of the tang close to red hot and then drive the handle in. This works extremely well for those tapered rectangular tangs. It holds well enough that I don't glue them in.
The other way is to drill a hole just a little large and then epoxy the handle it. If it's a round handle I drill a really tiny hole perpendicular to the main hole. when I push the blade in, it pushes some epoxy out the hole so you don't have hydraulic pressure pushing the blade back out.
If it's a tapered tang I drill several holes of different sizes and then fill with epoxy.
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Thanks for the advise

Mounted the chisel using epoxie to fill void in round hole. Got a good fit and believe I have a good solid chisel. Now I only have seven more to mount. Thank of your help!
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If it's a round handle I drill a really tiny hole perpendicular to the main hole. when I push the blade in, it pushes some epoxy out the hole so you don't have hydraulic pressure pushing the blade back out.
Never thought of that! Good tip.

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