|Review by b2rtch||posted 11-25-2012 02:22 PM||8238 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
A few weeks ago I took a class with Chris Gochnour who often writes tool reviews for Fine Woodworking Magazine.
He had just bought a set of Buck Bros Crank Neck Paring Chisels and a set of straight paring chisels.
Like, I am sure most of you, I know this brand of chisels as a cheap brand from the Home Depot.
These chisels are different , they are made by the “real” company which makes chisels and cutting tools since 1864
This really is what decided me to buy this set: history.
I “love” tools and especially tools with an history.
So many companies have closed their doors, so many brand, at one time famous, have now disappeared.
I wanted to own a part of hand tool history and to participate in the survival of this company.
I bought these chisels from Craftsman Studio which are the less expensive and with free shipping.
The main reason for me the write this “review” is to introduce this brand, which I believe and I hope should survive, to those who do not it.
From left to right : 320/ 600/ 1000 and 2000 grit
I use scary sharpening and I do not use guide. I follow Paul Sellers’ method.
This morning I spent some time sharping the 1 1/4” chisel. I started by the back which was fairly flat to start with.
This is the back after only a few stoke on 150 grit sand paper.
This the back after 15/20 minutes for work. It is flat and polished where it matter,at the cutting hedge.
These are my lights reflecting on the back of the chisel.
Now I sharpen the front.
The cutting edge without being terrible was pretty rough before I started sharpening and polishing it.
This is the cutting edge after sharpening and polishing.
Again you can see the lights refection in it.
How well the hedge is going to hold?
At this point I have no idea.
When I know I shall update this review.
Thank you for reading.