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:
and 2 additional sizes
Some chisels come with a plastic handle and […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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.
A router is used to […]
[…] 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 you […]Read More
[…] guides, Paul 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) or you can use a protractor
If […]Read More
Strop (block of plywood ¾” (19mm) thick by 3” (76mm) by 10” (254mm) long with leather glued on to cover one surface)
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 […]
[…] help lever nails out 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 […]
[…] in November 2017.
If you are ordering from the US, we recommend getting it from Amazon. You can also buy the replacement heads.
To read more on chisels, we recommend the following from Paul’s blog:
Hammers For Chisels– Many Choices
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[…] in a wide variety of applications such as smoothing internal and external curves and rounding corners. It is often used to smooth the surface after cutting with chisels or saws. The spokeshave will shave uneven wood to remove small bumps and awkward undulations. This makes it very effective for perfecting any and all curved […]Read More
[…] created by Paul to describe a cut through the surface fibres of the wood, and then using a chisel to create a stepdown so that other tools (chisels, saws, etc) can be used to precisely align them to the knifewall. Whereas it is common to use a pencil for initial layout, the knifewall allows […]Read More