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Forum topic by jeffb33200 posted 12-23-2015 09:24 PM 699 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-23-2015 09:24 PM

Hi All,

I picked up an old Fulton chisel because it looked nice. I don’t really need it. But the steel, excluding the part for mating with the handle, is 8” long. It’s straight so like a bench chisel. What is such a long chisel used for? Thanks for any answers.


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#1 posted 12-23-2015 09:32 PM

Probably timber framing.

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#2 posted 12-23-2015 09:38 PM

Could be a paring chisel as well. What’s the width of it?

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#3 posted 12-23-2015 09:44 PM


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#4 posted 12-23-2015 10:32 PM

I’ll post a picture when I get home. I’m still a working stiff tho with the posts I probably don’t seem like it. Love the holiday season. It’s about 3/4” wide.

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#5 posted 12-23-2015 10:39 PM

For paring, the long length gives a nice mechanical when slicing. I’ve re-handled a #3 40mm fishtailed gouge for that reason.

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#6 posted 12-23-2015 11:14 PM

If you have to pare up and square a large mortise, well there you are. 3/4 is kind of narrow for timber framing – maybe furniture, though.

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#7 posted 12-23-2015 11:27 PM

Plus side of longer chisels? You can get a lot more sharpenings over the lifetime of that chisel..

Few of my chisels…..longer ones are by Witherby

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