So you want to make a dovetail chisel?

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A new article on my website:

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#1 posted 04-27-2010 07:30 AM

Good article, thanks for the post.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 04-27-2010 07:44 AM

Awesome article and project thank you for posting.PS the pictures are very good also, you should considerdoing more projects like this possibly even in book form. FordMike

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#3 posted 04-27-2010 08:57 AM

Very interesting and informative! Thanks for sharing. I note the wood blocks in the background that are a work of art.

-- Bruce, Virginia

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#4 posted 04-27-2010 10:05 AM

great artikle
and a grat site you have
thank´s for sharing


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#5 posted 04-27-2010 12:08 PM

nice work, i hope to make some i just have to get the tools to do it like the grinder atachments.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#6 posted 04-27-2010 02:52 PM

Thanks for the “how-to”! I’m off to the grinder!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 04-27-2010 03:19 PM

Thank you, nice how to, and beautiful chisels.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 04-27-2010 04:04 PM

Thanks for that great tutorial Derek. I have been wanting 1/8” chisel for some time, so maybe your tutorial will push me over the edge. I am also glad to hear that you do your honing by hand. I have been preaching hand honing since I learned how to do it a couple of years ago. It is so easy and quick that everybody that can should.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 04-27-2010 05:13 PM

Great article.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#10 posted 04-27-2010 07:31 PM

Interesting! I had the idea to do the same thing, this gives me a great point of reference, thanks.

-- Mike

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#11 posted 04-28-2010 12:46 AM

thank you

more knowledge

pleasure to look at.

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#12 posted 04-28-2010 04:38 AM

This is great, the other hobby I’m starting into is blacksmithing. Not completely traditional but the basics. Chisels and cutting tools could become part of the new hobby. Thanks for the blog, it’s already in favorites. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#13 posted 08-30-2011 02:54 PM

Once again, perfection! You have the best photo tutorials.

-- Jay in Changsha

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#14 posted 08-30-2011 03:05 PM

You, my friend, are a genius. I’m going to make a small blade holder of my own. Call me stupid, but it never occurred to me to squeeze it into the standard Tormek iron jig. Wonderful. My weekend plans just change.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#15 posted 08-31-2011 12:28 AM

Derek what is wrong with your site
can´t get on it , takes too long and saying isn´t possiple to log on


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