wood tick tools #6: Detailer & black oxide

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Blog entry by woodtickgreg posted 01-07-2014 11:46 PM 1084 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a batch of chisels I made because I needed a detail chisel. I made these from 1045 cold rolled steel. Here’s a few pics of the process. I also grind the tips back and sand them well so they are smooth at the tips and there is plenty of clearance for the carbide insert. There are no cnc machines in my shop, just me turning handles on my old machines and machining to the lines I laid out on the stock.

All the tools drilled and tapped for the screw that holds the cutter on.

This is what the final product looks like before I send them out for black oxide coating.

I started to have my tools black oxide coated to offer them some protection and because I just think it looks really nice. I am always looking for ways to improve my tools and the black oxide looks great in my opinion and offers some protection from rust. In the pic below you can see some are raw steel, then some sanded to 220 grit. And one laying on top that was black oxide coated.

The tip of the first tool I had black oxide treated.

This is the first batch of these I ever made. I made ten and kept one for myself.

These sold out rather quickly, it really caught me by surprise as I didn’t expect that much of a demand for these.
Now all the tools I make that are not stainless steel I black oxide coat.

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#1 posted 01-08-2014 06:52 AM

Thanks for showing the process.
Very nice and informative pictures.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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