I needed some small detail chisels for a carving I was working on, and didn’t have the coin to drop on a handful of chisels. Like all quality tools, chisels are expensive, and all the good vintage ones go to deep pocketed collectors with damn good sniping programs. Anyway, I had an old garage spring laying around so I decided to make my own. I lit up the forge, pounded out the shapes, annealed, cold worked, hardened in oil, tempered to straw in oven, and quenched in water. After sharpening the first one and taking it for a test drive it seemed that they were worthy of a liitle more time, so I got out the mini lathe (an old electric drill and bicycle bottom-bracket setup) and made some handles out of scrap. All in all, it was a pretty good learning experience. They hold a fine edge and they look pretty good doin’ it.