|Project by Glen Peterson||posted 02-14-2011 04:16 AM||1307 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
These skew chisels were made by cutting angles on a pair of old socket chisels. I cut them with an angle and then ground and honed the edge. The new handles were turned from walnut. I was inspired to make these chisels by MaFe who posted a set of skew and fishtailed chisels he made about a month ago. I’m making an Arts and Crafts display case (on the cover of the April 2010 Fine Woodworking) and the 3 drawers will have half blind dovetails. I had been thinking of buying some skew chisels, but MaFe’s looked so good and he explained the process so well in his blog that I thought I’d give it a try. I haven’t used them yet. I don’t know how well the 60+ year old steel will hold up to the quarter sawn white oak. I’m making the display case as part of a class at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking. It’s nearly completed. We’ll be making the drawer parts this week so I’ll get a chance to use my new chisels.