1/8" chisels
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When I started making the small dovetail chisels I did not have the ability to make a chisel as small as 1/8", however I had several request for this size so I started thinking about how to make this little chisel without having to make a large expenditure on a magnetic sine chuck.

It required making a dedicated jig just for this size. On a 1/8" wide chisel with 20 degree side bevels and near zero land on the edges the flat left at the top is only .040 to .045 wide. This is the amount of area left to hold after milling the bevel on one edge. When I look at the completed chisel blade now I'm still amazed that I'm able to hold it to mill the second side. Nevertheless the jig works.


The first pic features the 1/8" chisel with Macassar Ebony handle, the second pic features infused curly maple handles and has the 1/8" chisel on the left in comparison with a 5/8, 3/4, and 1" wide chisel


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  Re: 1/8" chisels by Ron Brese (When I started makin...)
Stunning and impressive! Those look amazing.
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  Re: 1/8" chisels by Ron Brese (When I started makin...)
I use my 1/8" chisel often though it challenges my hand held honing routine.
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  Re: RE: 1/8" chisels by TomFromStLouis (I use my 1/8" chisel...)
(12-18-2020, 11:48 AM)TomFromStLouis Wrote: I use my 1/8" chisel often though it challenges my hand held honing routine.

I Found the Kell Jig to be helpful after a bit of fiddling to get it mounted square. 

Ron
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  Re: RE: 1/8" chisels by Ron Brese ([quote='TomFromStLou...)
(12-18-2020, 12:13 PM)Ron Brese Wrote: I Found the Kell Jig to be helpful after a bit of fiddling to get it mounted square. 

Ron

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Beautiful work as usual, Ron....sharpening a 1/8" chisel is as hard as sharpening engravers..jig or no jig!!!! Big Grin
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  Re: 1/8" chisels by Ron Brese (When I started makin...)
Those are beautiful.
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  Re: 1/8" chisels by Ron Brese (When I started makin...)
Wow, very nice Ron-it looks great!
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  Re: 1/8" chisels by Ron Brese (When I started makin...)
Another.....*Awesome* looking tool
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  Re: 1/8" chisels by Ron Brese (When I started makin...)
(12-18-2020, 11:00 AM)Ron Brese Wrote: When I started making the small dovetail chisels I did not have the ability to make a chisel as small as 1/8", however I had several request for this size so I started thinking about how to make this little chisel without having to make a large expenditure on a magnetic sine chuck.

It required making a dedicated jig just for this size. On a 1/8" wide chisel with 20 degree side bevels and near zero land on the edges the flat left at the top is only .040 to .045 wide. This is the amount of area left to hold after milling the bevel on one edge. When I look at the completed chisel blade now I'm still amazed that I'm able to hold it to mill the second side. Nevertheless the jig works.


The first pic features the 1/8" chisel with Macassar Ebony handle, the second pic features infused curly maple handles and has the 1/8" chisel on the left in comparison with a 5/8, 3/4, and 1" wide chisel


Ron









Well, I know a guy that will buy a 1/8" and 3/16" from you in curly maple. Yes
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  Re: RE: 1/8" chisels by RonB1957 ([quote='Ron Brese' p...)
Another strong vote for the Richard Kell jig.

Does a great job at keeping narrow chisels square.

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