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Glove Finger Chisel Protectors

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Glove Finger
Chisel Protectors

My chisels used to get dull and rusty
rattling around in my toolbox. No
more! I found a clever way to protect
them. I cut the fingers off some old
leather work gloves.Then I poked holes
with an awl and threaded a drawstring
through the holes.
Now I just slide the
chisel blades into
the “pocket” and
close it tight with the

I found that by
drizzling some 3-In-
One oil into the pockets,
the oil soaks into the
leather and ends up rubbing
off on the chisels. Now the
chisels don’t rust any more
either! I wipe the chisels with
a clean cloth before use so the
oil won’t contaminate my

This story originally appeared in American Woodworker June 2001, issue #87.

June 2001, issue #87

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