vrijdag 27 augustus 2021

A while ago,  I have picked up the next batch of chisels form the heat treatment shop. Although the tools are hardened under vacuum and therefore don't have a thick layer of schale, they still have a discoloration because of the process. The first job is to clean the chisels up,to grind the back flat and to scharpen them. After that they receive a handle and are ready to go.

Look at this beauty! A 50mm (2") wide custom made paring chisel, al cleaned up and ready for surface grinding the back and sharpening.

A large part of the current batch all cleaned up, ready for some grinding on the surface grinder. 

Stay tuned for more!

zaterdag 24 april 2021

 Chisel making has been quiet lately, mostly because of life cicumstances. But currently I'm working on a set of three custom made paring chisels, widths 12, 25 and 50mm with a blade length of 180mm. Material is 1.2510 (O1) tool steel with a thickness of 6mm. The chisels will be eventually fitted with handturned handles made out of cherrywood. See below some pictures of the work in progress. Stay tuned for more!

vrijdag 1 mei 2020

It’s been a long time since I have posted something on this blog. The last chisel I made was two years ago right before I got married. Since then life has been full of other priorities so making chisels has been on the back burner. But a while ago I started a new project with bench chisels, paring chisels, firmer chisels and butt chisels. I have always wanted to make a set of chisels for myself to keep but somehow I always ended up selling them to other fans of good woodworking tools. 😊 Hopefully this time there will be some left for me! 😉I’m also making a new type of paring chisel, more in line with the traditional cabinet makers paring chisel style wise. They are longer than my standard paring chisels (225mm (8.8”) blade length) and 6mm (1/4”) thick and will be witted with a long, sleek handle. Currently I’m making four of them as a test, stay tuned!

vrijdag 2 maart 2018

maandag 5 februari 2018

Knife making!

At the moment I´m working on a set of survival knives! These are the first tools I´m making for a long time! I´m excited to start making tools again after being abroad for almost two years. Stay posted, there is many more to come!

zaterdag 11 juni 2016

How a chisel set is made

 3 July 2014: the design is made and approved by the customer, the steel can be ordered
  16 July 2014: the steel is delivered, now it's time for grinding and shaping
 31 January 2015: the chisels are in their final shape and have been heat treated. Now the final grinding and edge sharpening can commence.

 10 October 2015: some progress in the grinding proces

 9 January 2016: the wood has been delivered, all the way from England. These fine pieces of leadwood will be turned into beautifull handles! 
 13 February 2016 Turning in progress
9 February: almost finished!

13 February: final edge sharpening!

4 March 2016: almost finished!

10 May: finished!

donderdag 17 september 2015

A finished new paring chisel. The handle is made from purple heart wood. The steel part is O1 steel with a 25 degree bevel honed on a 6000# Japanese water stone. Razor sharp!