vrijdag 1 juli 2022

A very colorfull combination! A bench chisel and a "stubby" or butt chisel. The handle of the bench chisel is made of regular Padouk wood. However, the handle of the butt chisel is made of blue colored, resin infused maple wood. The red an blue of the handles gives a nice contrast with the yellow brass ferules. The handles have the typical, tear drop shape which is my signature handle shape. Sets of 4 chisels in different widths will soon be available for sale! Stay tuned!

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Custom made fishtail chisel. O1 steel, 9mm (3/8") width, brass ferrule with hand turned handle. Overall length: 195mm (7,5"), blade length 75mm (3"). The hand turned handle is made of lead wood, a very dense and hard tropical hard wood.



dinsdag 3 mei 2022

Last week I finished this set of custom made paring chisel. The blade lengths are 180mm (7"), 25mm (1"), 20mm (3/4") and 12mm (1/2") wide with a 120mm (4") long handle. The hand turned chisels are made from yew wood, with a brass ferule. The steel part is made from O1 tool steel.

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donderdag 7 april 2022

A short video of me turning a chisel handle

 



A short video of me turning a handle made out of yew wood for a custom made paring chisel.


dinsdag 22 februari 2022

Once in a while I also make these so called "Stubby Chisels", chisels with the same characteristics as bench chisels but only shorter. Some people prefer them for small delicate work like Kumiko or for work in tight places. The blade length is 75mm (3") with a slightly longer handle. For reference a picture of two chisels I made years ago. These two chisels are fitted with brass ferules and Pau Amerillo handles. Steel: O1 (1.2510), width: 30mm (1 3/16") and 6mm (1/4")
A while ago I finished this custom made paring chisel. The blade length is 180mm (7”), 25mm (1”) wide with a 120mm (3”) long handle. The handturned handle is made from cherry wood, with brass ferule. The handle is slightly longer compared to the handles for my standard paring chisels, by just about 25mm (1”). The steel part is made from O1 tool steel.

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!