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Lee Barker

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475 days ago

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Thrift store find. $.75. How did I do? No markings except Stanley molded into the handle. Rough machining on the blade.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"


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Box

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#1 posted 475 days ago

Looks like one of those Stanley chisels that are sold at Wally Mart for $10 a set of four.

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#2 posted 475 days ago

I have seen those before. I figured they are a standard carpenter
chisel from the 60s and 70s.

They could be new like Greg says.

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#3 posted 475 days ago

they are a new style….
im a broke college student and its what i purchased first and still have. you can sharpen them with stones and they work ok. ( have never compared them… )
i will say that the backs are usually not flat… .and take a little to get sharp, but they have worked for me on my first few projects.

i think i got mine from Lowes or HD
and yes, they come in a set of 4

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#4 posted 475 days ago

The difference between your chisel and a fine chisel is less than you think. Flatten the back and grind till the nicks are gone then get it sharp (method of your choice) till it easily shaves the hair off your arm. You can then do some serious work with it. Caution: do not grind it till it gets blue or worse red hot. Keep quenching it in water to keep the blade cool. You do not want to remove the temper from the steel.

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#5 posted 474 days ago

Did you buy a chisel or a saw? Nice nicks, it look it has been used for everything except a chisel. I think the steel in those is pretty good.

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#6 posted 474 days ago

must be for chiseling IN woodgrain patterns. Yup, a faux grain chisel. I think you got a steal.

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