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07-18-2016 02:48 AM

Hi folks,

A little 5 dollar flea market item. Sargent “VBM” Chisel, around 1/8” thick, which is a size I like and have several of. But this one has a unique feature—a fluted bevel. I have seen this on parting tools for woodturning, but those all have a fluted bevel and the straight side is flat. This one is fluted, and the straight side is curved alongside the fluting.

Has anyone seen something like this before? My google searching doesn’t give me much for “fluted chisel” (or rather, way too much) and I wonder if there is a special name for this type of tool. And from there, maybe I can learn what it’s intended to be used for. Pics in the next post when I can open my computer.

-- Here to learn


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#1 posted 07-18-2016 02:54 AM

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#2 posted 07-18-2016 02:58 AM

For cutting beads maybe?

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#3 posted 07-19-2016 02:21 AM

Hey Cutmantom! I was thinking about that, except the curve at the bottom would make it more like a gouge. Who knows, eh? Thanks for your comment!

-- Here to learn

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#4 posted 07-19-2016 02:21 AM

And I’m sure sharpening this thing will be fun!

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#5 posted 07-19-2016 01:04 PM

That’s a new one. I don’t see why someone would go to that much effort to put the flute in it instead of just using a gouge. I guess they didn’t have what they needed and made do.

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#6 posted 07-19-2016 02:12 PM

I think it is a special tool created to carve a mold for forming the edges of the paper plate in your pictures.

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#7 posted 07-20-2016 12:05 AM



That s a new one. I don t see why someone would go to that much effort to put the flute in it instead of just using a gouge. I guess they didn t have what they needed and made do.

- Tim

Thanks for your reply. My first guess was that it actually came from the factory this way, because it is pretty uniform the entire way down the length of the blade—at least six inches. Or maybe the person who did it just had more patience and skill than I would have!

Anyway I have searched online every night after work the past three nights, and came up with nothing. So in the absence of a better answer, a custom user creation seems the most likely.

-- Here to learn

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#8 posted 07-20-2016 12:07 AM



I think it is a special tool created to carve a mold for forming the edges of the paper plate in your pictures.

- Kazooman

:) Haha, a noble trade, that is.

-- Here to learn

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#9 posted 07-20-2016 01:56 AM



Thanks for your reply. My first guess was that it actually came from the factory this way, because it is pretty uniform the entire way down the length of the blade—at least six inches. Or maybe the person who did it just had more patience and skill than I would have!

Anyway I have searched online every night after work the past three nights, and came up with nothing. So in the absence of a better answer, a custom user creation seems the most likely.

- Thuzmund

Ahh, I didn’t look carefully enough to see that it went down the length too. What could that possibly be useful for? It’s not near the cutting edge.

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