Entry Level Hand Tools for Woodworking, Part 3: Chisels

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This series is a quick introduction to selecting handtools for woodworking. You can see previous posts here:

https://steemit.com/woodworking/@skycranehandwork/entry-level-hand-tools-for-woodworkers-part-1-hand-saws-for-milling-and-joinery

https://steemit.com/woodworking/@skycranehandwork/entry-level-hand-tools-for-woodworking-part-2-marking-knives-and-gauges

Next up is an introduction to chisels.

The Marples chisels have a fine reputation from way back in the day. I have not used their newest models. The original company has evidently been bought out so it is impossible to say if they really live up to it anymore.

http://amzn.to/2p0zTwf

Just by the look of them, they are made in the same factory as the wood river chisels from Woodcraft. The ones I bought a few years back did not come exactly flat.

Instead, I recommend the Narex chisels. I find they take a much keener edge and I prefer the wood handles.

http://amzn.to/2H6lTI6

Everybody always wants to make a fuss about sharpening. Just find a piece of glass and get some sandpaper. Work through the grits. Keep a consistent angle. You will get the hang of it.

http://amzn.to/2GaGsnl

Thanks for looking and let me know what you think,
Until next time,
@skycranehandwork

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I prefer Narex for chisels they work but are a little soft if you ask me, they could also use allot of finishing when you get them.
I have a few Lie Nielsen planes as well but mainly hobby oriented type stuff 102/2/ chisel /scraper and a model makers that got ordered by accident when I wanted the violin makers.

Honestly you can't go wrong with a decent set of chisels and a half decent block plane for starters.

Late sorry, but voted anyway.
I'm still learning.

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