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Posted on Help me piece together a decent mixed bag chisel set

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#1 posted 02-10-2012 04:40 PM

What scale of work do you need to do mortising in?

For furniture, a 1/2” mortise chisel is useful because the
joints are bigger, but for cabinet doors a 1/4” or 5/16”
is the better size.

Japanese chisels are nice to collect. They work especially
well on softer woods.

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