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Learning Curve #21: Chisels

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 08-13-2008 01:15 PM 897 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Aug 13, 2008

Well, with all the little fairy doors I’ve been making now (ok so it’s only 5 so far but I’m on a roll!!) my little $1 store chisel set is starting to lose its effectiveness. But I have to say what a great purchase that was! I thought it would break on the first use but I’ve used it MANY MANY times and it is still hanging in there.

Yesterday, Rick and I took a drive to Lee Valley so I could “test drive” some new tools to see what fit in my hand nicely.

I ended up with a 3mm parting tool and a 4.5mm straight chisel from this set shown on the Lee Valley website.

” “Japanese Detail Carving Tools from Lee Valley Tools

I can’t wait to give them a try. I’m sure that I am going to be amazed at the difference from the little $1 store set.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)



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trifern

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#1 posted 08-13-2008 02:41 PM

Great tool acquisition. I look forward to reading your review and viewing your projects. Thanks for sharing Debbie.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Mark Shymanski

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#2 posted 08-13-2008 02:42 PM

Good quality, sharp tools make an amazing difference. Let us know how they work, congratulations on the new acquisition!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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TedM

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#3 posted 08-13-2008 03:47 PM

Congrats! Any tool purchase is call for a party! OK, well, maybe not… CAUSE WE’ED BE PARTYING ALL THE TIME! :)

Looking forward to hearing about what you think of them. The short shaft looks that it would offer great control.

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 08-13-2008 04:23 PM

Hi Ms. Debbie;

Well it looks like you have another hobby to sink money into!

Enjoy!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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SteveKorz

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#5 posted 08-13-2008 04:26 PM

very cool… any new tool is a good tool…

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 08-13-2008 04:38 PM

Congratulations!

Your on your way, I hope the short shank tools work out for you.

I’ve never tried short shank tools, so I can’t be a judge.

I’m sure they’re much better than your old tools.

The main thing, I’ve learned is to have them good, & sharp, no matter what make of tool you have.

So carve away!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 08-13-2008 06:08 PM

thanks :)

Well, I’ve tried them and oooooh yah, so smooth.. no effort needed. Loving them.
Can’t wait to do more doors!

I need more wood.
I need…
I need.

:)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#8 posted 08-13-2008 06:29 PM

very cool any new tool

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 08-13-2008 06:57 PM

Jeanmarc .. you are right. Any new tool is COOL :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#10 posted 08-14-2008 04:49 AM

Looking forward to some smoothly cut wood MsDebbie!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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tomd

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#11 posted 08-15-2008 05:53 AM

We will be waiting for you to show us the door.

-- Tom D

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 08-15-2008 11:29 AM

I’ll be working on it today.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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jeanmarc

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#13 posted 08-15-2008 03:52 PM

I wanted to say fresh like the tools, are all new mercy to correct me my translator is a little failing lol

thanks

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 08-15-2008 04:13 PM

I understand your English. I think lol

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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