Full Chisel Blog

July 15, 2014

Emergency Tool Repair

Filed under: Historical Material,Of Interest,Proper Tools,Restoration,Uncategorized — Stephen Shepherd @ 1:40 pm

Alas after nearly 10 years my ‘hand of death’ flyswatter is getting a bit limp in the wrist.  I personally take a hand in the demise of the flies.

flyswatter1

It has a hickory handle, waxed linen thread ‘netting’ the handle with a one piece leather strap.  The leather hand is held to the hickory handle with an iron staple that is clinched.  I straightened out the staple, removed the old hand and replaced it with a new one.

flyswatter2

Now it is ready for the nasty flying bugs.

Stephen

2 Comments »

  1. Very, Very Cool

    Comment by Earnie — July 15, 2014 @ 5:52 pm

  2. Those nasty flies better watch out! My brother and his “hand” are experts and fly destruction!! 🙂

    Comment by Merrily Bonnette — July 16, 2014 @ 11:56 am

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