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10-10-2016 02:28 AM

Topic tags/keywords: chisel

Hey guys picked up a nice looking socket chisel (handle free) at my local flea market. Couldn’t find any mfg markings but it does appear to be pretty old and very solid without any mushrooming of the socket and free of any pitting. This chisel is quite long and pretty damn thick (.5” by the socket and .25” near the tip) which leads me to believe its a mortising chisel. Let me know what you guys think.


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#1 posted 10-10-2016 03:03 AM

Does it look like this one?

Like the three on the left?

This one is a 12mm from Okinawa, Japan. The other big chisel in the group is a Buck Brothers 3/8” wide chisel

Make a handle for yours, sharpen it up and have fun. They sometimes have an iron hoop up on the end that the mallet strikes, to keep things from splitting.

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#2 posted 10-10-2016 03:13 AM

Google image search dovetail chisel maxhall.

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#3 posted 10-10-2016 03:21 AM

Oh, it is a Mortise chisel, just needs to be sharpened up correctly.

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#4 posted 10-10-2016 05:03 AM

the middle guy?

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#5 posted 10-10-2016 11:25 AM

Sash mortis chisel

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#6 posted 10-10-2016 11:37 AM

millwright chisel type. Look on ebay for more.

You can learn to mortise with it but I’d prefer a flat back
for mortising. A chisel with wider squared sides will
be less inclined to twist in the mortise.

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#7 posted 10-10-2016 12:28 PM

Loren, what are they used for? It looks like a sash chisel I have made by anew Haven edge tools.

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#8 posted 10-10-2016 01:12 PM

I don’t think its a sash chisel. I picked up a swanson sash chisel yesterday a well (from my research I believe its a sash chisel.. straight sides and a beefy socket). I’ll include a couple of more pics.

Loren the sides are square toe the bottom before dovetailing in the middle (squarish… pretty dinged up along the edges.

Dirty Mike it does look like the middle one. A beefy SOB for sure. The guy said he has several more and for $2-5 apiece I think I’ll pick up as many as I can.

At a couple of bucks a piece I figured not much lost.

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#9 posted 10-10-2016 01:15 PM

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#10 posted 10-10-2016 01:33 PM

I also picked up this damn near pristine 10” Miller Falls brace. Living in New England definitely has its advantages for sourcing old tools.

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#11 posted 10-10-2016 02:39 PM

Millwright chisels are heavy duty, long socket chisels
with a similar shape to a sash mortise chisel. They
were used for all sorts of work, including mortising.

Some people have found mortising with a millwright
chisel easier than with a pigsticker because there is
not so much chisel in the way of levering chips out.

http://www.ehow.co.uk/list_7618907_types-mortise-chisels.html

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#12 posted 10-10-2016 03:00 PM

Loren, thank you for the link.

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