|Project by Gumnut||posted 08-11-2012 08:10 AM||4073 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
The wood show here has just passed and they needed entries for the competition so I entered this set of chisels in a box very quickly so a few mistakes considering I had two weeks to make the box.
The chisel blades are made using an angle grinder and thin steel cut of blade to cut up sections of a power hack saw blade that is 1.6mm thick, these make wonderful marking knives and miny chisels but are time consuming to shape because they are so hard, I used a grind stone and water to start off with then sharpening stones up to 4000 grit.
The handles are made from York Gum (Eucalyptus loxophleba) I think and is a very hard wood to turn.
The box is made from Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) with some Vavona (Sequoi sempervirens) veneer for a bit of decoration. But mistakes happen and the book match line was too obvious so I made up a wooden chisel out of silver birch / York gum and Queen Ebony to inlay and hide the join of veneers.
The hinges are from BC specialties http://www.bcspecialties.com/c-24-hardware.aspx
that I removed the stay to fully open up the box.
A set of magnets inserted into a strip of wood and glued down and some sued leather cover helped the chisels stay in place but I still need to add a lift out strip of leather so fingers dont get cut.
The finish is spray laquer and waxed up.
Hope you like my miny chisel set.
-- Peter, member of the Fine Woodwork Association http://www.fwwa.org.au/index.htm