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fujihiro chisels from chutaro imai at hidatool.com

fujihiro chisels from chutaro imai at hidatool.com

06-09-2011 03:45 AM by yrob | 2 comments »

I just received the two oire-nomi (bench) Japanese chisels. I ordered from hida tool. I chose the white steel chisels made by chutaro imai. I got the 15 and the 36 mm, with multiple hollows. They are hand forged, fitted with a red oak handle and a hammered steel ferule. Japanese chisels typically come in either white or blue steel. Imai chose to work with white steel. I decided to go with it because of good recommendations and the fact it is easier to sharpen. They have a Rockwell of 6...

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King Arthur Tools Carbide Abrasive Sphere Burr, 1/4"shank x 1" dia. P/N 11007

King Arthur Tools Carbide Abrasive Sphere Burr, 1/4"shank x 1" dia. P/N 11007

12-01-2011 07:23 PM by Greg | 5 comments »

I would like to give my 2 cents on a burr that I JUST started using to shape the concaved surfaced of my custom fly fishing nets. I was looking for a faster/easier way than using scrapers, rasps, and sanders. It’s a Carbide Abrasive 1” Sphere Burr by King Arthur. This Sphere Burr fit flex shafts, mini die grinders and air grinders and has a 1/4” shank x 1” diameter. It’s also available in European 6mm shanks.I use it on the lowest setting of my Rotozip which ...

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Precision Rotary Carving Tool

Precision Rotary Carving Tool

02-06-2012 06:40 PM by mpounders | 10 comments »

I wanted to recommend this tool after using it for over a month. I have a variety of roatary tools that I use for carving, in addition to traditional hand tools. And each tool seems to fill certain needs. I started with a Dremel (25k rpms) and added a flex-shaft and it was good for a variety of things, but it wouldn’t take larger 1/4” attachments. My Foredom flex-shaft with footpedal is great for roughing out and sanding and is really durable and powerful, even thought the rpms ...

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Easy to sharpen but lack durability

Easy to sharpen but lack durability

03-31-2012 07:42 PM by Manitario | 16 comments »

There have been so many positive reviews about these chisels that I thought I’d chime in with my experience with them. I’ve had these chisels for about 6 months. They were my first set of “real” ie. not big box store chisels. I’d read many positive reviews about the Narex set, and they are very reasonably priced, so I took the plunge. Overall, the machining and finish of the chisels was excellent. It took very little effort to lap the backs flat. I keep them ...

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Awesome Bench Chisels!

Awesome Bench Chisels!

06-18-2016 07:15 AM by fatman51 | 21 comments »

For a good couple of decades, I got by just fine with a 9 piece set of Stanley # 60/professional hinge butt mortising chisels that my father bought for me new when I was in middle school. I have no idea what ever happened to the original 1-1/4 inch chisel. I keep hoping that I will find it in my truck. Given the fact that I always got my work done, I cannot make an honest argument that I ever needed more chisels but over the last decade, the folks at the local flea market have sold m...

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Prelimenary review for Buck Bros. Set of 5 Crank Neck Paring Chisels

Prelimenary review for Buck Bros. Set of 5 Crank Neck Paring Chisels

11-25-2012 02:22 PM by b2rtch | 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 (http://www.craftsmanstudio.com/html_p/BuckBrosChisels.htm)....

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I finally used that Gift Card!

I finally used that Gift Card!

06-24-2013 07:20 AM by littlecope | 30 comments »

A couple years ago, shortly before Christmas, Debbie and I experienced some hardship…Without going into the details all over again, my Friends from Lumberjocks took it upon themselves to try to make our Yuletide a merrier one… an attempt, that was hugely successful!!One of the folks here anonymously sent me a $50 Gift Card to Lee Valley! To be honest, the card got mis-placed, in all the shuffling and jostling around of the moves we made…I despaired of ever finding it again&#...

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Nice small curved adze from Bulgaria

Nice small curved adze from Bulgaria

01-22-2014 09:13 PM by jdh122 | 15 comments »

I’ve had this small bowl adze for about two months now, and used it to carve four bowls, all in poplar (not tulip poplar, quaking aspen, which we call poplar around here). So a very soft wood, and green. When I was looking for a small curved adze to use for bowls and also possibly chair seats, I hunted quite hard, and was unwilling to pay the price that the Swedish and Swiss companies want. On ebay I found this adze sold by the ebay seller mapsyst (currently at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CURV...

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Great starter kit for a great price!

Great starter kit for a great price!

05-06-2014 12:57 PM by vetwoodworker | 6 comments »

I am a Hobbyist woodworker, and have been looking into wood carving for a while now. I did not want to spend large amounts of money for a carving set not knowing if I would like it enough to stick with it. Enter this kit! When it arrived (On time as promised, in double packaging!), I immediately opened it to feel the tools, and inspect the quality. I was pleasantly surprised. The handles are ergonomic and cushioned, and the steel is pretty heavy grade. Knowing that no tool comes with a great ...

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IBC chisels

IBC chisels

05-21-2018 07:20 PM by Cocosquatch | 24 comments »

Hi All, As all my bench chisels have side angles less than 90 degrees, that go all the way to the back of the chisels, not long ago I have decided to look around for some chisels with 90 degrees sides to the backs of the chisels. I remember that a while back IBC was looking into making chisels and because I already had two IBC plane blades in use for a long time now, so I’ve decided to look at their chisels.When looking for more information about these new chisels over the internet, ...

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