|Forum topic by Douglas Bordner||posted 05-20-2012 05:21 PM||856 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-20-2012 05:21 PM
I was thinking about using a particularly inexpensive Narex® 6mm mortising chisel
Although Lie-Niesen has a pair of irons available, I’m too cheap and not sure I want to heat-treat the LNs which I think one has to do. Can any of you experienced wooden plane makers see a pitfall in this idea, or have a refinement they would share? Do you think a person would need to remove the handle or could that be retained (for mortise work)? I am pretty much a router guy for this function currently, and as I don’t often use miter joints for my boxes, I am probably don’t have enough skin in the game to go whole hog on a project like this, but I thought it might be worth a brainstorm with the LJs.
Bevel up I assume, and as the iron tapers wedging might be affected…
-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.