|Project by Matt Vredenburg||posted 03-04-2014 09:04 PM||1985 views||2 times favorited||18 comments|
After picking up a number of items at a garage sale a few weeks ago, I decided to spend an evening cleaning up some of these West German chisels. I tried to research the quality of this tool steel without any luck — you can let me know if these will only be show pieces only or tools that I can really use.
After sanding, buffing, reshaping the cutting edges and sharpening them – they cut really well. The rewarding part of the project was turning a few example handles and deciding on the final handle shape.
Not that I need another set of chisels…I have all sorts as I am reminded by my wife….however, now I have a set of my own custom made chisels. They will go well right next to my Blue Spruce bench chisels.
-- Matt, Arizona