I’ve been practiciing hand cut dovetails recently and before I started out I wanted to make sure my Mifer chisels were at their sharpest. I have a WorkSharp 3000 and have always been happy with it but I thought I’d try to give my chisels a hand sharpened mirror finish and a micor-bevel on some wet stones (8000 grit).
I was very pleased with the hand sharpened edges at a 30 degree bevel, except that after chopping out some dovetails on cherry and pine I noticed the nice crisp sharp edge was nicked up and jagged. It didn’t take much to get the crisp edge back but since these Mifer chisels were the first decent chisels I ever owned I was wondering if this is normal? Or are these cheap chisels not made out of the best metal for this type of work.
I got the chisel set as a gift seveal years ago and don’t really have much to compare them to.
-- Just a man with his chisel.........