Shopmade Handles Make a Matched Set
Fine Woodworking associate art director John Tetreault has assembled quite a set of vintage and modern chisels over the years, but something about having a mismatched set with various handle styles always bugged him. With that in mind, Tetreault decided to craft a set of matching handles with plenty of flair.
Crafted from curly maple found in his firewood pile, these handles are topped off with traditional leather washers up top. As this audio slideshow demonstrates, they’re not all that difficult to make, and the finished product-a set of almost matching chisels built from beautiful hardwood and leather-is certainly worth the effort.