- Plane Blades and Chisels Need a Flat and Polished Back
A sharp-cutting plane blade or chisel depends upon the meeting between two flat, polished surfaces. That's why you need to pay as much attention to the backs of ...
- Got a Skew Chisel?
You can buy bevel-edge skew chisels, but it's pretty easy and very inexpensive to simply make your own. Garrett Hack demonstrates how to make a skew chisel from ...
- The Woodwright's Favorite Tools
Roy Underhill, aka The Woodwright, has a big, quirky collection of hand tools. These are his favorites -- the ones he says he'd be buried with: holdfast, scrub ...
- Q & A: Basic Chisel Set for Furniture Making?
- Bench Chisels
Chris Gochnour takes a look at the bench chisel, that woodshop workhorse that is used for dovetailing, mortise-and-tenoning, paring, installing hinges, chamfering ...
- Best Bench Chisels
Read all about the four chisels named best overall and best value in a recent FWW tool test.
- High-End Hand-Tool Sales Surge
A small band of boutique toolmakers experiences exponential growth fueled, in part, by the Internet
- Video: Bench Chisels Can Do Mortises
Learn to cut perfect mortises with a combination of hand and power tools in part five of our 10-question series on choosing and using chisels
- Video: Evaluating Low-Cost Chisels
Find out when you should upgrade to high-quality chisels in part four of this 10-question series on choosing and using chisels
- Video: Understanding Japanese Chisels
Discover what makes a Japanese chisel different from the Western variety in part six of our 10-question series on choosing and using chisels
- Video: A Case for Two Mortise Chisels
Compare the chopping power of wide-blade mortise chisels and stout sash chisels in part three of our 10-question series on choosing and using chisels
- Video: Sharpness is in the Steel
Find out why some chisel hold an edge and some don't in part two of our 10-question series on choosing and using chisels
- Video: The Essential Chisel Set
In the first of our 10-question series on choosing and using chisels, a seasoned furniture maker discusses the eight chisels he can't live without
- Lie-Nielsen at 25
Tom Lie-Nielsen started his business in 1981, making a single model of bronze edge-plane on his kitchen table. Today, some 70 employees at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks ...
- All About Chisels
On the surface, a chisel is a simple tool -- just a cutting edge attached to a handle. But once a woodworker starts to buy and use chisels it is easy to be overwhelmed ...