Interesting old chisel

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Forum topic by hairy posted 10-01-2011 05:16 PM 1255 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-01-2011 05:16 PM

It has the D.R.Barton 1832 stamp on it.From what I’ve read, that’s the year he went into business, not the year it was made.

Total length is 16”. Blade length 12”. 1/2” thick x almost 3/4” ( 0.725 in) wide

I don’t understand the ridges at the edges of the blade.

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#1 posted 10-01-2011 05:57 PM

Interesting for sure, chisel or not.

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#2 posted 10-01-2011 10:17 PM

I have never seen a chisel with the sides turned up like this one. CR1 is correct in saying the tang is not made to prevent the handle from splitting. Someone out there will come up this a name for this. I don’t even have a guess. Very interesting

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#3 posted 10-02-2011 01:54 AM

Researching…. I know I’ve seen that blade elswhere…but ????

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#4 posted 10-02-2011 06:01 PM

a nice historical relic

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#5 posted 10-02-2011 06:15 PM

That looks to me like an old “hustler’s” chisel? A friend of mine has a collection of old tools and catalogs. I had looked at several of these for ideas on making my own profiles for lathe tools. I remembered this one as I thought the name was amusing.

I believe those were used on foot pedal lathes. The technology of the period believed that the wings on the side would insure that the shavings would not tear beyond the blade. Here is a pic of one I found by googling “hustler chisel.”: The picture is on the bottom of the page.

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#6 posted 10-02-2011 09:55 PM

Seems to be a problem with the link – here is the address if you are curious. The “hustlers” chisel is on page 654 (numbers in upper left hand corner).

Its a long URL – but there are some great pics of old tools there.

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