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Forum topic by Sanderguy777 posted 06-21-2015 05:39 PM 548 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-21-2015 05:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question request carving tool chisel blade mallet file milling shaping refurbishing sanding sharpening

I have been working on a chisel and need to know if I need to temper it.

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I used the angle grinder for cutting the file and taking the teeth off. The steel got hot during that, but when I used the bench grinder it didn’t. So I need to know if I need to temper it or not. The reason I’m even asking is, the torch that I am going to use is about $75 for the thing you guys get in Walmart for $30 or $40. I just don’t need a $75 chisel unless it says Lie Nielsen or Lee Valley.

Also, how would you do the handle? I plan on beating it to death with a mallet so I want a sturdy handle with ferrules. I have oak but if I use it, I only have PVA glue to laminate it together. It is some cheap no-name PVA glue, if it was Titebond, I would not be worried as much.


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