There are premium chisels out there at flea markets, estate sales, and auctions--provided you know how to make your own handles. Bob Smalser demonstrates how to make a simple shopmade handle that will turn a used tool into a valuable addition to your workbench. Step-by-step instructions show how to use a lathe to shape the handle and the tenon, sand and finish the handle, and fit it and set it into the tool.

From Fine Woodworking #188