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RE: Advice sought on skew handle - Timberwolf - 12-06-2019

(12-04-2019, 02:27 AM)MidwestMan Wrote: Thank you all for the responses. I think I'm good to go.

By the Way, good video Mike. I saw those plates of steel from China and I am going to look into that. I may be able to make a bedan and/or parting tool, with one of those cheap China HSS plates or squares.
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A large 1/2" pig sticker can make a good bedan..Check the edge with a file to see if it is still hard...if not, heat it cherry red and quench, place in 350* oven for 1/2hr. to temper.


RE: Advice sought on skew handle - MidwestMan - 12-06-2019

I thought a pig sticker is a knife. What did you have in mind?


RE: Advice sought on skew handle - Timberwolf - 12-07-2019

(12-06-2019, 10:47 PM)MidwestMan Wrote: I thought a pig sticker is a knife. What did you have in mind?

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Mortising chisel...available in various sizes...I sometimes use a heavy one with a 1/2" edge....check ebay of the S&S.....I have seen them listed for 5/10 bucks....

You could also make your own out of High speed steel square stock from Amazon..available in several sizes and lengths.....holds a great edge, can be ground to shape on a bench grinder and does not require hardening and tempering.....