|Project by WilcoFlier||posted 09-19-2012 10:46 AM||2295 views||2 times favorited||17 comments|
I am currently working on a set of 01 chisels for my own use. I like to make my own tools, because then you are free to make them to your own specifications. I’ve bought a few strips of 01 steel, and I shaped them with standard tools like a bench grinder, angle grinder and a belt sander. It works out pretty good in mine opinion.
I’ve made 12 chisels in total. 3 bench, 3 firmer, 2 paring and 4 butt chisels. I have a connection with a proffesional heat treater with hightech heat treatment equipment, so I have a good change on correct hardness and edge holding after the heat treatment. I’m only a bit worried about how straight they will be after hardening, but for now i’m very happy with the results.
Next step is to turn some nice handles, and to etch my personal logo on the chisels. After that, I hwill have my own very unique chisel set, with no matching pair in the world.