Mario Rodriguez has an enormous variety of chisels -- all with matching handles. He makes his own handles from cutoff pieces from his scrap bin. That way, he can customize their size and shape and use antique unhandled chisels everyone else passes up. Rodriguez explains how every chisel has a socket or tang and how to make the handles for both. He also clarifies which can be used for chopping and which ones shouldn’t be. Detailed, close-up photos illustrate his methods for making them.

From Fine Woodworking #120