Posts Tagged ‘Chisels’

Buffing Compound for Chisels and Plane Irons

To read more about how to make a strop on our Common Woodworking site, click here. Trouble finding good buffing compound? We use chromium oxide for buffing out our steel cutting edges and removing the scratches from the bevels and flat faces of tools. It’s not rocket science. Chromium oxide abrasives suspended in a suitable…

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An Old Ward Chisel Sets the Standard Still

  It’s an interesting consideration when each generation of new steel alloys supposedly corrects flaws in the older models that we never knew existed. For me it has always been a question I resolved quickly and effectively at the bench. Sharpen an edge tool and see if it takes a keen edge and then use…

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Upcycle Chisel Handles For a Fully Functional Tool

A Fully Restored London Pattern Gouge Handle for Free  Chisels and gouges just turn up from nowhere with sadly abused handles mashed on the end, split down the centre or with short grain that split off a chunk from the side. I seem to accumulate these waifs and strays on a regular basis and unless…

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Questions Answered – Fitting Chisel Tangs to New Handles

Question: I have many such chisels that I’ve picked up here and there, I’m a passable turner and fancy turning my own handles but tang fitting and step drilling are arcane mysteries to me. Where would one learn such practices? Answer:  Right here. I am often asked how to fit a chisel handle to tanged…

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Conical Sockets, Chisels and More

Something seems evident to me and that is that when I see all the old chisels made by people like Marples, the handles are always bonded by rust to the sockets and they take real effort to separate them. Something else seems evident to me too. The cone on this Marples is turned to fit…

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Why Socketed Chisels Turn Loose

Several of you have emailed to ask about your socketed chisels made by Stanley and Lie Nielsen, what I feel about them and why the handles come loose from the steel sockets. First of all, the early Stanley models were are good chisels made with good steel and wood. Everything that Lie Nielsen makes is…

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Chisels from Aldi Return 23rd January -UK Only

As regular as clockwork, about twice a year, Aldi stocks their shelves with chisels and when they sell out they are gone. Sometimes they last for a week and other times they are gone the same day. Sorry for everyone elsewhere in the world, I try to  keep everyone happy, but this is for UK…

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Questions on chisels – Japanese, Western?

To read more about chisels on our Common Woodworking site, click here. To read more about where to buy them, visit our up to date buying guide here. Hi Paul,  I have been doing a lot of reading recently and trying to find tools. I have been looking for chisels and recently stumbled across Japanese chisels…

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Aldi Supermarket Chisels are Here Again

Aldi’s four-chisel sets are out today I was shocked four years ago when I first picked up and fettled a set of four bevel-edged chisels from the supermarket chain Aldi. So good were their Aldi- brand Workzone chisels that we equipped the school with a set and we’ve been using them ever since. Hardwood handles…

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Robert Sorby chisels compete with the best

To read more about chisels and where to buy them, visit our up to date buying guide on Common Woodworking here. Sorby chisels cover the spectrum I think many people feel the same way I do and that is that plastic handled chisels work well and will equal the performance of some of the most expensive…

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