Chisels (Woodworking)

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Woodworking chisels exist in countless varieties and can be used to break chunks out of a piece of wood (e.g. for joinery) or to create fine details of a work of art, depending on the kind you choose.

Bevel Edge Chisels

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Bevel Edge Chisels

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Synonyms: "chisels", flat bench chisels;
DE: Stecheisen, Stechbeitel,
"Stemmeisen", DIN 5139 Form B [1]
Type: hand tool
Material: wood
Used with: mallets
Location: wood workshop
Access: upon introduction
Tutors:

The proper driving tool for bevel edge chisels is a wooden mallet which is only used on those chisels that have a metal ring at the end of their handle (or a metal rod going all the way through). Handles without that reinforcement will not withstand hammering without damage! Drive these by hand or using a light piece of scrap wood and they should be fine.

Carving out the frame-bound part of a lock with a bevel edge chisel

To learn how to sharpen and hone these properly, have a look at the first part of this great video class. They are wall-mounted using a 3D printed holder.


Carving Chisels

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Carving Chisels

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Synonyms: crafting chisels, "wood carving tools";
DE: Schnitzeisen
Type: hand tool
Material: wood
Location: wood workshop
Access: upon reading
Tutors:

Not to be driven with hammers or heavy mallets!

We have 12 carving chisels in different shapes. Their wall holder is a reclaimed carved cabinet door that hangs on the wall near the scroll saw.