Full Chisel Blog

February 16, 2008

Febuary 16, 2009

Filed under: Of Interest,Uncategorized — Stephen Shepherd @ 9:22 am

Spent a couple of days sharpening edge tools, chisels and plane irons.  I should have waited for warmer weather as the iron and steel is cold and I need to hold them without gloves or mittens so I can feel the contact between metal and stone.  Several turning tools which I had not sharpened yet, (new to me but old tools) and they were in bad condition.

Previous owners had not paid enough attention to get the backs flat.  Dubbing over of the cutting edges required a lot of work over coarse stones to remove this, I hope inadvertant back bevel.  Back beveling is a lazy method of getting tools sharp and was not done.  It is a ‘new’ thing and during my fairly traditional training I was not allowed to hold the flat of the tool against the flat of the stone any other way than FLAT.

I also made the base for a coat rack out of pine.  Saddle lapped in the middle, I cut pieces for the ends of the 4 legs to double their thickness.  I toothed both surfaces slathered on liquid hide glue, rubbed them and left them overnight.  The next day they were perfectly tight and I smoothed and rounded over the ends.  As soon as I am able I will post some images.


1 Comment »

  1. Well, I am happy to see the larger type face, now I just need to figure out how to change the font.
    Doing some research I came across accounts from the 1860’s which helped fill out a price list for furniture that I have been putting together for several years. I have the prices for most furniture, still looking for clock prices in the 1840-1860 time period.


    Comment by admin — February 16, 2008 @ 9:33 am

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