Flattening a Beveled Inset
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I'm building a Moxon vise, and am currently working on a beveled front edge for the top of the front chop.



First I chopped out the heavy waste; since then I've been paring out the rest with a chisel.  I am finding it difficult to get a smooth finish though, so my question:  Is this a standard, normal method (paring with a sharp chisel) and I should just be patient and careful, or are there other tools/methods that I could be using that'll give a better chance at a nice, smooth finish?  Maybe a rasp, or a file?
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#11
  Re: Flattening a Beveled Inset by grwold (I'm building a Moxon...)
Get a spokeshave.
Show me a picture, I'll build a project from that
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#12
  Re: Flattening a Beveled Inset by grwold (I'm building a Moxon...)
Welcome to the forum!

As Bandit suggested, a spokeshave would go a long say toward smoothing it. You could also make an angled wood guide for your chisels. It looks like you are close already.
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#13
  Re: Flattening a Beveled Inset by grwold (I'm building a Moxon...)
I would use a scraper, or scraper and spokeshave. A spokeshave alone would not get into both corners (one side would be against the grain). A fine file also works.

Regards from Perth

Derek
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#14
  Re: Flattening a Beveled Inset by grwold (I'm building a Moxon...)
Thanks for the advice, guys. Much appreciated!
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#15
  Re: Flattening a Beveled Inset by grwold (I'm building a Moxon...)
I have a post down below titled Hand Tool Action. I am flattening the bottoms of some base molding using a small apron plan to get most of it, and a bull nose plane to get up to the edge.
 
You could use a small plane to get the center section, then chisels to get up to the corners.
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#16
  Re: Flattening a Beveled Inset by grwold (I'm building a Moxon...)
Here is 2 out of the 3 spokeshaves I have, and use.. Cool
   
Should work.
Show me a picture, I'll build a project from that
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#17
  Re: Flattening a Beveled Inset by grwold (I'm building a Moxon...)
I am on the hunt for a spokeshave or two; I also now have an excuse to tune up the old bullhead plane I picked up a couple of months ago, and sharpen my scraper.
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#18
  Re: Flattening a Beveled Inset by grwold (I'm building a Moxon...)
Thank you for showing us what you are working on and welcome.
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