|Project by rtb||posted 04-27-2009 07:37 AM||3831 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I recently added a mortise chisel to my set of bench chisels. It immediately became apparent that this was a chisel that was meant to be hammered. Not being happy with the feel of striking with a dead blow hammer I consulted and reviewed with my #1 resource file ie LJ’s. In the frugal spirit of maximizing resources, it is made from hickory cut-offs.The handle was glued from 2 1 in boards and the head end sanded to a tendon the thickness of 1 board which in turn became the middle board of the head. The handle was turned on the lathe and the head trimmed and sanded. Both pieces were then assembled and glued.
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