The Secret to Better Chiseling
Take light cuts to increase precision and preserve the keen cutting edge
Synopsis: 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. The chisel is a tool designed to take a thin shaving. Here you will learn how to use a chisel for maximum efficiency and how to sharpen it once the cutting edge dulls.
A lot of woodworkers I talk to aren’t that happy with their chisels. And, typically, the more they paid for them, the less satisfied they are. the common complaint: “they just don’t hold an edge like I thought they would.” the problem is often not the chisels themselves, but how they are being used. In short, the chisel is a tool designed to take a thin shaving. When you take heavy cuts, a chisel dulls quickly. But if you stick to thin…