Search Results for: chisels

Buying a Chisel

When buying chisels, you will usually find a set of 4 or a set of 6. The set of 4 includes the 4 most common sizes listed below and the set of 6 includes the two additional sizes: ¼” (6mm) ½” (12mm) ¾” (18mm) 1” (25mm) and 2 additional sizes ⅜” (10mm) 1¼” (32mm) […]

The Chisel Guide

Chisels are one of the most commonly used tools in the history of woodworking. They are made up of a steel blade attached either to a wooden or plastic handle. Chisel hammers and wooden mallets are the tools we use to strike the end of the handle to allow you to split, chop and […]

Get Started in Woodworking for under £100 ($121)

[…] advises you on buying the right tools for your beginners toolbox to help you get started in woodworking. To make the 3 main joints, you will need: Chisels– 1″ and 1/2″(Approximately £15 for 2) Chisel Hammer (£16) Combination Square (£10) Tenon or Dovetail saw (£20) Woodworkers Knife (£8) Combination Gauge (£10) Sliding bevel (£15) […]

The Router Plane Guide

The router plane is used to refine cuts which are either made by chisels, saws or machines. In use, the blade cuts in a similar way to a chisel but the blade is fixed within a wooden or metal body and has an adjustment mechanism making this a true plane. Uses A router is […]

Using a Honing Guide

[…] starting with freehand sharpening. The honing guide is useful if you want to achieve an exact angle, however there is a bit of leeway when sharpening as chisels can be sharpened anywhere between 25-35° and plane blades can be sharpened anywhere between 25-30°. Often honing guides have distances etched into the body which helps […]

Blog

[…] £4.95 delivery. 🇺🇸 If you are ordering from the US, we recommend this one from … Consumables Read More » Buying a Chisel7 October 2021 When buying chisels, you will usually find a set of 4 or a set of 6. The set of 4 includes the 4 most common sizes listed below and […]

Setting Up and Sharpening a Chisel

[…] of plywood ¾” (19mm) thick by 3” (76mm) by 10” (254mm) long with leather glued on to cover one surface) Setting Up Whether you have purchased your chisels new or second-hand, it is important to check the flatness of the large flat face and flatten and polish as necessary (Paul sometimes refers to this […]

Buying a Chisel Hammer

[…] The head of the hammer is made from steel which has … Buying a Chisel Hammer Read More » Read More Further Reading To read more on chisels, we recommend the following from Paul’s blog: Hammers For Chisels– Many Choices Buying Good Tools Cheap- On Chisel Hammers https://commonwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/P1000793-e1513250571349-1024×670.jpg https://commonwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/P1022416.jpg Setting Up a Hammer https://commonwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/P2188929.jpg […]

The Chisel Hammer Guide

[…] of wood. Face – The round surface(s) on the end of the hammer head. Types of Chisel Hammers Whereas you can use steel claw hammers to strike chisels, the chisel handles must be split resistant plastic. You can also use wooden mallets, however, Paul Sellers recommends a chisel hammer as it has a smaller […]

Using a Chisel Hammer

[…] this will not damage the surface of your project. Further Reading To read more on the chisel hammer, we recommend the following from Paul’s blog: Hammers For Chisels– Many Choices Buying Good Tools Cheap- On Chisel Hammers My Minimalist Tool List- A Good Chisel Hammer https://commonwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/P1011693-e1518175629922.jpg P1011693 https://commonwoodworking.com/wp-content/plugins/soliloquy/assets/css/images/holder.gif P1011692 https://commonwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/P1011693-e1518175629922.jpg P1011693 https://commonwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/P1011692-e1518175610217.jpg P1011692 https://commonwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/P1011705.jpg […]