Wood Chisels

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Project by Doug posted 07-13-2009 11:54 PM 1892 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is a set of 4 wood chisels i made, there 3/8”—1/2”—3/4”—1” all hand made from 0-1 tool steel, brass ferruls, Ash handles, took a few minutes to make them believe it or not.

-- Use your imagination ! you'll be suprised

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#1 posted 07-14-2009 12:45 AM

Wow! You should immediately box them up and mail them to me to get the constant reminder of your mistake as far away from you as possible, then start on another set and try to get it right next time. :) Here’s a link to what a really nice set of chisels should look like.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#2 posted 07-14-2009 12:47 AM

Amazing work !!!

I’m rather new to woodworking, so please don’t be offended when I ask why “Ash” handles?

-- Kent, Hiram GA

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#3 posted 07-14-2009 12:54 AM

Wow, did you do the steel work also? I also have made tools out of o-1, as it is easy to work with (heat treat). Nice job, I can imagine they are very satisfying to sharpen and use.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#4 posted 07-14-2009 12:54 AM

Great looking set. I’ve been wanting to make my own chisels/tools for a while. Where did you get steel and how did you shape the round “necks”?

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#5 posted 07-14-2009 12:55 AM

Hiram, you just had to ash (ooh I couldn’t resist). I don’t mean to steal Doug’s thunder, but I believe ash is straight grained and pretty stable. Also, not to bad to work. Welcome to LJ and to WW’ing. You addiction will become more noticable over time, but not to worry, it’s a natural phenomena.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#6 posted 07-14-2009 12:57 AM

Some great looking chisels Nice job, Now you need to blog on how you made them.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 07-14-2009 01:08 AM

Hey Doug
Great chisels wonderful job they look super.

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#8 posted 07-14-2009 08:30 PM

Doug—-Really nice. I guess it helps to be a machinist also.
Thanks for sharing.


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