|Project by alaskadiver||posted 275 days ago||1415 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Been a while since I’ve posted anything. To busy in the shop and life, but need to share some work instead of just lurking. Anyway, I’ve been wanting a set of nice bench chisels for the shop but could come up with the coin. So I decided to make a set myself. I did everything in house (except make the dowels for the handles) including heat treating. Not having a lathe made me plan a bit more but it worked in the end. They are .25”, .5”, .75”, 1” and 2”. The 2” is 1075 steel the rest are O1, with a clay finish from the heat treating process. Overall they are 11” long with 6” of iron and copper ferrules. The finish is BLO and wax. I believe the handles are Paduak. Longer explanations on my blog http://knivesofmalta.blogspot.com/.
Here’s the disclaimer: I’ve been making knives for a few years and have a shop set up for metal working and heat treating.
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