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Pair of Angle Paring Chisels

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Project by hhhopks posted 584 days ago 1190 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the project that finally got completed today during my winter break. These chisels have been lying around unfinished for almost a year. All it need is some finish on the handles. I throw on couple of coats of shellac and call it good. I am not sure if I actually need a pair of angle paring chisels but now, I got a pair. The chisels are old chisels that have been re-grinded. The back has been lapped (seems to take forever). I could of lap some more but I’ll save it for future sharpening. It was old rusty chisels that I accumulated form different sales. I really didn’t have any use for it.

Vital Spec:

Wood is locust.
Copper (water pipe) ferrule.
Leather washers at the rear (4).
Approximate Dimensions: See pictures.
Chisel: No markings, tang, beveled, Grinded as angle paring chisel.

Looks like I am ready for more chisel handles as I got blanks set up. Leather washers are optional.

Locust and walnut blanks.

Leather washer glued on to the handle.

Leather washers made from scrape leather. Evidently, I got bags of it from last year.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS





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waho6o9

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#1 posted 584 days ago

Well done HHHOPKS!

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Brit

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#2 posted 584 days ago

What did you use to cut out the leather washers so neatly?

Nice Job H.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#3 posted 584 days ago

yeah, tell us more about the leather, and your process. they look great.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 584 days ago

A great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dan Krager

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#5 posted 583 days ago

I worked as an apprentice to an organ maker where I learned that felt, leather, cork, and plastic washers and discs were made with Osborne hole punches. (google Osborne hole punch). I want a set. But that doesn’t explain how these washers were made.

Seeing those nice skews pushes me a little closer to making a pair for myself.

We’re waiting, hhhopks! Merry Christmas!
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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hhhopks

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#6 posted 583 days ago

How the leather washers look really didn’t matter. It is an intermediate step of the chisel handle construction. After gluing up the washer on to the blank I put it back on the lathe to turn it to shape the profile. Here are the methods that I have tried. They all give me the same end results. However, the last method is the fastest and the cleanest. To me time is the issue here.

#1. Drill a hole and cut out the perimeter with scissors. The center hole is not very clean and the hand cut edges are horrible.

#2. Use a leather hole punch. The center one is easy but I didn’t have money for the large punch for the outer circle so I am back to the scissors. Also the prospect of laying out the center lines for punch alignment doesn’t sound attractive.

#3. I use a modified spade bit that has been re-grinded. I have two cutters that stick down. The inner cutter is a bit longer than the outer cutter. I do the cut on a drill press just like cutting wood. I have learned that a holddown plate is needed to hold the leather in place. This plate is just a simple board with a larger diameter hole and hand held in place putting pressure downward on to the leather.

I’ll post a blog on the process along with pictures for future LJ reference. I’ll come back with a link.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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hhhopks

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#7 posted 581 days ago

Here is the link to my blog for the leather washers.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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