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Carving or Chiseling Made Easier

Carving or Chiseling Made Easier

1089 days ago by Grumpy | 1 comment »

I recently bought the Arbortech “power Chisel Attachment”. This was after I noticed the application of a similar tool used by Trifern on his blog on hollow turning. http://lumberjocks.com/trifern/blog/24331Here is a link to the Arbortech website.http://www.arbortech.com.au/view/woodworking-onlinestore/powerchisel-productsI purchased the unit from Carb-A-Tec in Sydney, $179 AU (about $195 US)http://www.carbatec.com.au/arbortech-power-chisel-attachment_c13131(I have no affiliation w...

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Great chisels for a great price

Great chisels for a great price

1086 days ago by funchuck | 9 comments »

I ordered these chisels from The Best Things and to be honest, I wasn’t that excited about them. I was buying them because my old chisels (Pinnacle brand from Woodcraft) really sucked. The edge would roll over after 5 paring strokes on poplar end grain. I used a strop to unroll the edge, but that didn’t work too well, so I went looking for better chisels. I can’t believe I dealt with these chisels for ~6 years, but most of those years, I didn’t really use them. ...

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These make you feel manly!

These make you feel manly!

1056 days ago by Alster | 4 comments »

I bought three of these chisels from Ray Iles while living in England. Ray and everybody at The Old Tool Store were terrific—friendly and helpful and quick. And for whatever reason, despite a pretty weak dollar, the price was much better there than I could find them for in the states. When I got home from England, I set to work flattening the backs and putting an edge on. I was dreading this, as I’ve read other reports that the D2 steel in these can make that a chore. But they ...

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Lee Valley NAREX Skew Chisels Pair.

Lee Valley NAREX Skew Chisels Pair.

1041 days ago by speakerscott | 20 comments »

Lee Valley part 10S15.17 Pro’s Very inexpensive at the introductory price.Can take a very sharp edge.Comfortable handle, decent balance…reasonable workers. Con’sTons of lapping required, deep machining marks on back, not exactly flat. Overall, I’m okay with what I paid, and I did save myself the time of having to make skew chisels at the grinding wheel…but the machining marks were a lot of work. Once set up they are pretty good, but don’t exp...

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Chisels, Skewed, Subpar machining

Chisels, Skewed, Subpar machining

1028 days ago by PurpLev | 7 comments »

With the introductory price from LV and the free shipping, I decided to get this pair of skewed chisels to have something to reach into edges and corners better. I have read another review here stating that these were far from being flat out of the box, and for their price and knowing I can handle unflat metal I figured I’d give it a shot. First Impression:Taking them out of the package I was instantly surprised by the lightness of the handles. The handles are large and look massive,...

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Cranked Trimming Chisel

Cranked Trimming Chisel

1041 days ago by speakerscott | 11 comments »

I got this to trim some pocket screw plugs. Pro’s Takes a good edge, beautiful steel. Con’s Umm…that cutting edge is no where close to square with the chisel. How the heck do I fix that? Maybe I just think of it as a cranked neck skew chisel?

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pfeil cabinetmakers bench chisels

pfeil cabinetmakers bench chisels

1032 days ago by maljr1980 | 2 comments »

i recently purchased this 6 piece chisel set from woodcraft for $199.99 plus tax. woodcrafts website calls this a limited edition set. they seem to be pretty good, ive never used any other high end chisels to compare them to, i’ve only had $30 or $40 sets from home depot or lowes. they feel pretty light weight to me, have a very nice machined polished surface to them. i spent maybe 2 hours lapping the backs flat and honing the blades on the 6 of them. i lapped flat about as much of...

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my new, old chisels

my new, old chisels

988 days ago by Bill1225 | 10 comments »

well i was bored over the weekend and went yard saling and found a bunch of stanley 750’s with no handles got 18 total for $10.. they were in rough shape. so i cleaned them up made the blacks flats reground and turned new ash handles. spent a good 8 hrs all together making a 7 pcs set and all i can say is wow!!!!! i will never buy a new chisel again.If the backs didn’t have some minor pitting there would have been no need to lap the back. I cant say too much about edge retention b...

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A little disappointed with Lie-Nielson an update

A little disappointed with Lie-Nielson an update

953 days ago by Indiana_Parrothead | 18 comments »

I did receive the chisels in January and have been using them now for about a year and could not be more happy with them. When I got them they were very sharp right out of the box, but I lapped the backs and sharpened them anyway. The backs were very flat and it did not take many passes over the stones to have a mirror finish on them. The two larger chisels both had a small nick on the bevel the same distance from the edge. It took a little honing to get them out as these are very hard steel....

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Power Carver

Power Carver

911 days ago by Raymond | 5 comments »

I was looking for a power carver the other day and much to my suprise they are rather expensive. I got to thinking about what tool could I adapt. I went to Menards and was looking around at different tools and came accorss the Tool Shop Engraver, variable strokes per minute from 4200 to 7200, for 9.99 how could I go wrong. I got it home and discovered the carbide cutter is held in with a set screw. I removed the cutter and began thinking what could I use for a chisels. I had purched from Flee...

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