Shop made paring chisels

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Project by WilcoFlier posted 607 days ago 3738 views 10 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I have finished two paring chisels. They are completely hand made by myself, except for the hardening.
Overall length is 320mm (12.5”) and the length of the steel part is 180mm (7”). The steel is O1, hand grind to the rigth shape, heat treated by a professional heat treatment company and sharpened at a 25 degree angle. The wood is Curacao de Negro, a lesser know wood from tropical South America. It is extremely hard and very heavy wood. Even when completely dry this wood sinks in water. The wood darkens over time almost turning into black.

It was a very fun project and the chisels are a joy to use!


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#1 posted 607 days ago

Wow these are impressive , excellent work.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 607 days ago

Some real beauty’s Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 607 days ago

A couple of beauties.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#4 posted 607 days ago

Couple of nice ones for your arsenal fo tools. GREAT work !!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 607 days ago

Nice work. The brass ferrule is a nice touch.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#6 posted 607 days ago

wow, they look amazing

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#7 posted 607 days ago

I just love quality shop made tools.
Nice work.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#8 posted 606 days ago

Wow, those are amazing!


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#9 posted 606 days ago

Fantastic. Elegantly executed.

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#10 posted 606 days ago

very nice work

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#11 posted 606 days ago

Wow, very impressive.

-- russ from texas - garage shop weekend warrior

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#12 posted 606 days ago

Another home run! How did you get the long tappered ferrul?

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

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#13 posted 606 days ago

Exelent work :-)


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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 606 days ago

These look great…beautiful design, and outstanding craftsmanship.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 606 days ago

All of the above
and they will be a pleasure to use

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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