Chisel type/use?
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Hey,

I picked up this chisel in a purchase of a group of mixed chisels. It looks specialized and I've never seen a similar one. It's double bevel. What would this be used for?

Thanks,
Tyler


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  Re: Chisel type/use? by OneStaple (Hey, I picked up ...)
My guess would be to cut dovetails in the base of turning blanks to be held in chuck jaws.
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  Re: Chisel type/use? by OneStaple (Hey, I picked up ...)
It shares some similarities in shape with a dovetail cutter for the lathe. But this is only 8.5" long, which is really short for a lathe tool. And all the dovetail cutters I've seen are scrapers, not a double bevel cutter.

This appears to have a fairly short life as well, since the number of times you could sharpen the end is fairly limited before it disappears.

Could this be some sort of variation on a fishtail chisel?

Tyler
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  Re: Chisel type/use? by OneStaple (Hey, I picked up ...)
I think that's a carving tool and not a chisel.
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Allan Hill
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  Re: Chisel type/use? by OneStaple (Hey, I picked up ...)
(12-30-2020, 05:48 PM)OneStaple Wrote: Hey,

I picked up this chisel in a purchase of a group of mixed chisels. It looks specialized and I've never seen a similar one. It's double bevel. What would this be used for?

Thanks,
Tyler

Looks a lot like a detail skew carving tool except the steel shank on yours is much longer.




Mike
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  Re: RE: Chisel type/use? by AHill (I think that's a car...)
(12-31-2020, 11:23 AM)AHill Wrote: I think that's a carving tool and not a chisel.

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  Re: Chisel type/use? by OneStaple (Hey, I picked up ...)
Yup! Looks like you figured it out! Thanks for playing "name that tool". Thought it had a weird shape for a chisel.

Not sure what I'll use this for, but maybe it'll be helpful someday. Not really into carving.

Tyler
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