For this blog I thought I would gather together some videos sharing information about chisels..
Woodworking chisels come in a variety of styles, there are butt chisels, and mitre chisels and paring chisels and pattern makers chisels and off set chisels and skew chisels and cranked neck chisels, bevel edge chisels and I'm sure my list is not complete.
Chris Schwarz wrote an article for fine woodworking a while ago, and I posted it at the time but thought it worth a re-post, called The Theory of Chisel Monogamy
What Mr. Schwarz is talking about is the wood working version of the K.I.S.S. theory. Keep it Simple, Sonny is one version and the other is Keep It Super Sharp. A small number of chisel means less maintenance time and a chisel has to be sharp, very sharp some would say Scary Sharp.
Now for some of the educational, back to basic videos.
|How to use a wood working chisel|
|Paring plugs Flush|
I am not comfortable claiming to know the best route to wood chisel happiness, but I am confident in recommending the final destination. A small number of very sharp chisels makes life in the shop easier and more productive. As for the gospel of sharpening, I do not suggest any particular sect, I strongly suggest that you pick a method, practise with it until your tools are sharp and stick with it. Spend more time working and less time sharpening.