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#34434 - 05/07/18 05:12 PM Douglas and White 2' Chisel
HemlockFrame Offline
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Registered: 04/22/18
Posts: 6
Loc: Tucson, AZ
Hi,

I just bought a 2" Douglas and a 2" White chisel from the 1900s and neither have handles. Does anyone have pictures of what the original handles would have looked like?

Thanks,

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#34441 - 05/11/18 10:03 AM Re: Douglas and White 2' Chisel [Re: HemlockFrame]
Roger Nair Offline
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Registered: 10/20/99
Posts: 457
Loc: Bakerton, WV, USA
The White catalog shows clearly that the taper of the socket continues onto the handle and bends the slope into a curve, however this is a handle that is perfect in appearance but is lacking as a hard working tool. My choice is for a greater diameter, lack of contact between the socket rim and the handle's shoulder and no contact with the ring and the upper shoulder. Heavy driving will cause the socket and ring to be driven into the handle causing splitting.

http://www.blackburntools.com/articles/rose-tools-catalog-archives/pdfs/white-1913-carpenters.pdf

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#34452 - 05/16/18 07:50 PM Re: Douglas and White 2' Chisel [Re: HemlockFrame]
HemlockFrame Offline
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Registered: 04/22/18
Posts: 6
Loc: Tucson, AZ
Hi Roger,

This link is excellent! Thank you so much. This will make it much easier for me to turn the new handles with the historic(original) in mind and with my personal touch.

Thanks again,

Bruce

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#34455 - 05/26/18 11:08 AM Re: Douglas and White 2' Chisel [Re: HemlockFrame]
Dave Shepard Offline
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Registered: 02/19/06
Posts: 717
Loc: Alford, MA
Make sure that the handle does not bottom out on the socket or the ring. That will surely split the handle.
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