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Posted on Need some help with chisels/sharpening

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#1 posted 12-21-2008 03:33 PM

A cheap chisel can be made better. Get a torch heat it red hot then dip it in olive oil. Once it cools do it again.

The first will temper it but make it more brittle. The second will take away the brittleness.

It is not perfect with cheaper steel, but it shouldl hold the edge a little longer.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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