- Mitered Dovetails
A dovetailed box is a fine example of craftsmanship in its own right. Add a miter to the top edge and it's even more slick. Add a second miter to hide the through-grooves ...
- The Secret to Better Chiseling
If you are not happy with your chisels, the problem may be in how they are being used. Even an expensive chisel won't hold an edge for long if you take heavy cuts. ...
- How to Turn Chisel Handles that Fit Your Grip
Making handles for your chisels is a great way to bring together a mismatched set and to customize the fit to your own hand. All you need is a few scraps of hardwood ...
- Skill Building Hand-Tool Exercises
To firmly master the use of hand tools such as the handsaw, chisel, and handplane, you need to practice. Practice builds and reinforces your muscle memory, letting ...
- Choosing and Using Japanese Chisels
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 Chisel
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 ...
- Sharpening a Skew Chisel
Learn how to carve this most important hand tool used in carving for undercutting or cleaning out corners
- Cut a Mortise in Minutes
The time-honored practice of cutting mortises with a drill and chisel can be frustrating, mainly because the process of chiseling out the waste between drilled ...
- Hand Tool Skills
Free online extras for our newsstand-only publication featuring expert hand-tool advice and demonstrations
- Q & A: Reseating a Socket Chisel Handle
- Get the Most from Your Bench Chisels
They've been used by generations of woodworkers and are still one of the most versatile hand tools in the shop. As Chris Gochnour explains, chisels are invaluable ...
- Video: Bench Chisel Techniques
Review the basics of chopping and paring with a chisel in the last of our 10-question series on choosing and using chisels
- Video: How to Hone a Chisel
Learn one method for creating a scary-sharp edge in part nine of our 10-question series on choosing and using chisels
- Video: Quick Tip: Sharpen a Chisel Square
A square edge isn't required but you can watch one way to get one in part eight in our 10-question series on choosing and using chisels
- Video: Soup-Up a Flea Market Chisel
Learn to make a new handle and revive the blade in part seven of our 10-question series on choosing and using chisels