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Sharp Chisel! #1: My chisel is SHARP!

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Blog entry by Derec posted 04-20-2013 11:25 PM 912 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OK, so I was working on a mortise for a new marking gauge. I was trying to clean up the sides when the chisel slipped and caught my wrist. That didn’t hurt so much. I came in, washed it off, got a band aid and went back to working on the mortise.

Not five minutes later, I did the same thing, only this time I caught my hand between my thumb and forefinger.

So I called it quits for the day.

I was trying to make a marking gauge because I don’t like the marking knife (third picture next to the felonious weapon) I made for Anthony Clayton, so I was trying to make something better. I will continue tomorrow, hopefully without leaving too much DNA behind.

-- Derec



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Dallas

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#1 posted 04-20-2013 11:42 PM

Sharpen it some more. If you feel it within a day of cutting it, the blade isn’t sharp enough. LOL.

Otherwise, I know how you feel, I have gotten bit by chisels, planes, awls, hand saws and anything else sharp in the shop so many times I should probably start my own blood donation service.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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RGtools

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#2 posted 04-21-2013 02:14 AM

Some days just are not as coordinated as others. That is a good day to wander inside and grab a beer and your favorite book, it’s pretty hard to screw that up.

I feel your pain, I left my shop yesterday with the largest splinter I have ever had, embedded deeply into my middle finger. It took two self surgeries to remove.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Derec

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#3 posted 04-21-2013 02:22 AM

I am self medicating now, with some North Carolina mountain dew!

-- Derec

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#4 posted 04-21-2013 03:38 AM

It hurts just thinking about it

-- Norman

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WhoMe

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#5 posted 04-21-2013 04:28 AM

Ouch!!!!
Thank goodness if wasnt worse.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -

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felkadelic

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#6 posted 04-21-2013 05:17 AM

Eek! I lopped off the tip of my right thumb last year, so I know how it feels!

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RandyinFlorida

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#7 posted 04-21-2013 08:15 PM

Never cut toward yourself. Get somebody else to hold it!

-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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Derec

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#8 posted 04-21-2013 10:54 PM

Well I was grounded for woodworking today, but I have some new additions to my garage “shop”.

A guy driving a tractor trailer pulled into my neighborhood with a load of furniture he was selling. My wife who was already wanting new furniture, and not one to pass up a good deal, bought a new sofa and love seat.

I was a bit skeptical, but I checked them out online and they check out as far as I can tell.

Now all I need is a bar and a TV and I will be set! I will get back to work while the wife is at work tomorrow. I think I could finish the marking gauge tomorrow and maybe have it in the mail to Andrew Clayton.

-- Derec

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#9 posted 04-22-2013 12:56 PM

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Derec

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#10 posted 04-22-2013 02:20 PM

RG that maybe what happened!

I did not think I was working that way because I had the block clamped to the table and I was chiseling in a downward motion into the mortise.

Well, the wife is gone to work, I am going to finish my coffee and get to work in the garage and finish this project.

-- Derec

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