Chisels - Japanese

R.A. Salaman’s Dictionary of Woodworking Tools devotes 17 pages to chisels -- many that would be familiar to contemporary woodworkers but many others whose long-lost purposes we can only wonder about. The sheer number of chisel varieties is a reflection
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  • Choosing and Using Japanese ChiselsChoosing and Using Japanese Chisels

    by John Reed Fox

    There is a reason why Japanese hand tools have such a great reputation—solid craftsmanship. And when it comes to chisels, John Reed Fox says, Japanese varieties ...

  • How To Set Up Your New Japanese ChiselHow To Set Up Your New Japanese Chisel

    by John Reed Fox

    If you're buying a Japanese chisel for the first time, you need to know that it will require some setup before you can use it. For these tools come in what Westerners ...

  • Chisel Handles to OrderChisel Handles to Order

    by Mario Rodriguez

    Mario Rodriguez has an enormous variety of chisels -- all with matching handles. He makes his own handles from cutoff pieces from his scrap bin. That way, he can ...

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