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
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
dinsdag 14 juli 2015
It is always exciting to receive orders from abroad. Fortunately, since the Netherlands is such a small country, there is a lot what we Dutchies call abroad. Therefore, 80% of the tools I make do not stay in the Netherlands but are shipped abroad. But this weeks was exciting, since I received an order from the United Stated of America, a country new on the list! Yes, I'm proud!