|Forum topic by andre_p||posted 07-09-2016 10:11 AM||529 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
07-09-2016 10:11 AM
I’m looking for advice about the best way to remove the machining marks from Stanley 750 chisels while also achieving a certain type of finish.
I recently purchased a set of four Stanley 750 “Sweetheart” chisels and have enjoyed working with them. They feel well balanced and are easy to sharpen. In my eyes though they have one major drawback: the poor quality of their finish. Although its purely an aesthetic issue, the machining marks on them have been bothering me.
I decided today to try to sand off the marks, and although I succeeded I ended up with a polished/mirror finish when I was hoping to achieve something flatter (like that of Lie Nielsen’s bench chisels). Does anyone have ideas of how I might dull the finish somewhat?
(I’ve polished the first three chisels in the attached picture).