OK – I know these are still not great—- but they fit the first time with NO paring. Still not the prettiest things you’ve ever seen – but I’m getting there.
The difference I think is I’ve started using a coping saw to cut out the waste and instead of chopping out the remainder with the business end away from me—- I’m chopping with the board sideways on the bench so that I can tell if the chisel is vertical or not.
My chisels are still a long way from sharp enough so I really need to keep working on that.
But long and short—- THEY FIT!
You can see from the top view that I still have a long ways to go getting the line straight——but still I’m getting there.
Thanks for looking.
-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine