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Shop made paring chisels

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Project by WilcoFlier posted 12-31-2012 04:59 PM 3828 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!

-- www.hobbyhoutbewerking.nl





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-31-2012 05:04 PM

Wow these are impressive , excellent work.

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#2 posted 12-31-2012 05:06 PM

Some real beauty’s Well done.

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

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#3 posted 12-31-2012 05:11 PM

A couple of beauties.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#4 posted 12-31-2012 05:14 PM

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 12-31-2012 06:45 PM

Nice work. The brass ferrule is a nice touch.

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

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olegahg

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#6 posted 12-31-2012 11:10 PM

wow, they look amazing

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#7 posted 12-31-2012 11:13 PM

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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Jacob

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#8 posted 01-01-2013 12:43 AM

Wow, those are amazing!

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tsangell

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#9 posted 01-01-2013 05:13 AM

Fantastic. Elegantly executed.

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cutmantom

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#10 posted 01-01-2013 07:13 AM

very nice work

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#11 posted 01-01-2013 11:13 AM

Wow, very impressive.

-- russ from texas - garage shop weekend warrior

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#12 posted 01-01-2013 12:35 PM

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 01-01-2013 02:04 PM

Exelent work :-)

Dennis

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#14 posted 01-01-2013 02:07 PM

These look great…beautiful design, and outstanding craftsmanship.

Lee

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#15 posted 01-01-2013 02:08 PM

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

-- 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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