|Project by scottwpaul02||posted 02-07-2010 08:39 PM||2109 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
So a few months back I bought a set of chisels by Irwin that were chrome vanadium and found they didn’t hold an edge very well…Since then I have been watching ebay for a set or partial set of older chisels with decent steel. Well, I got two lots of chisels and in them had a nearly full set of Witherby Warranted chisels (not all of them are the same style, but they will work for what I am doing with them). When I first opened the packages, they were all in pretty rough shape. Handles are made out of oak with copper ferrules. Steel was derusted with phosphoric acid then wire brushed down to bare steel then cold blued for rust prevention. Wood is covered with 3 coats of tung oil. All glued together with plenty of epoxy! Thanks for looking.