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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 08-12-2010 02:20 PM 1389 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I order me a Amana Timberline 3/4’ 5/8 shank mortise chisel from holbern.com I got it yesterday it looks like a good chisel and its sharp right out the box. No 3/4’’ mortises in two passes now!



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NBeener

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#1 posted 08-12-2010 02:37 PM

Smart move.

That thing’s a monster :-)

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 08-12-2010 03:55 PM

Awesome! These are great tools – something that is needed in every shop. Be careful – as you said, sharp!!!

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#3 posted 08-12-2010 04:04 PM

just give the drill enough room to cut ,
and the chisel to ‘bend’ the corners into the cutters .
don’t ‘stuff’ it , take it slow .

good move !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 08-12-2010 05:42 PM

what mortiser will that go into?

Edit: never mind I looked into it myself: Thanks for the tip…

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#5 posted 08-12-2010 06:47 PM

Nice looking chisel. It’s a lot of wood so take it slow live Patron states.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 08-12-2010 09:34 PM

I can see a lot of very sharp clean mortises being cut with that.. just take it slow and easy… have fun… be safe.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#7 posted 08-12-2010 09:41 PM

Congrats on the new toy. I have a 3/4, named her “Big Mama”

Now do yourself a big favor and sharpen her down to at least 2000 grit, you will see why on the first cut.

-- .

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lew

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#8 posted 08-13-2010 02:33 AM

Now that’s a mortising chisel!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 08-13-2010 03:12 AM

It is kind of big.

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#10 posted 08-13-2010 04:21 AM

i have one that is 1” ,
i’ve only used it once ,
to attach legs into a table bottom .
but i have a floor model mortiser ,
not a bench top .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 08-13-2010 05:05 AM

Ok, I dont need a one chisel. :)

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#12 posted 08-13-2010 05:26 AM

Like Dave said take it easy…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#13 posted 08-15-2010 05:39 AM

Nice!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#14 posted 09-06-2010 12:45 AM

With a chisel that big, you should attach a seat to the handle of your mortiser to get enough pressure! ;)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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