Small pairing chisel

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Project by ScaleShipWright posted 09-28-2014 06:40 PM 1033 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Summer is over, so back to woodworking.

I have made this little chisel from an Allen wrench, filing away half of the thickness to obtain the trapezoidal section. The blade is about 1/8’’ or 3 mm and 3,5’’ or 9 cm long. Found the handle somwhere at home and the “ferrule” was obtanined from brass tubing.

I have sharpened it to an angle of about 30 deg and used to clean the edges of some small blind dovetail; it does its job and stays sharp decently (the wood was not that hard though).

Happy woodworking to all

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#1 posted 09-28-2014 08:54 PM

Interesting idea. I’ve never heard of anyone doing that before. Looks like a useful tool.

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#2 posted 09-28-2014 09:30 PM

thanks Andy, the idea came from the exagonal shape of the Allen wrench; btw I have seen some blades for hand router (ol’ woman’s tooth) made with an Allen wrench.

Congrats for the pigstickers!

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