Small Mortise chisels
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A set of three custom mortise chisels. The gentleman that requested these was quite specific about his needs. I was a bit worried about the 1/16” chisel remaining flat thru the heat treating process but all turned out well.
Sizes are 1/8”, 3/32, and 1/16. Handle material is resin infused figured maple.

Ron

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#12
  Re: Small Mortise chisels by Ron Brese (A set of three custo...)
Beautiful set, but soo thin.  Interesting.
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#13
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Lovely. Great seeing you still active and making beautiful tools, Ron!
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Those handles don't look very comfortable. Hard to avoid hitting knuckles. I like 5 1/2 or 6 inch handles; Andre Roubo mentions 5-6 inches of ash or hornbeam.
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Stunning chisels.  Having just made a significantly less pretty 1/32 detail chisel I am impressed with how nicely you got those to come out and heat treat.  Which steel did you use?
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Amazing work as always, Ron. 
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Best,
Aram, always learning

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  Re: RE: Small Mortise chisels by mongo (Stunning chisels.  H...)
(03-29-2021, 06:23 PM)mongo Wrote: Stunning chisels.  Having just made a significantly less pretty 1/32 detail chisel I am impressed with how nicely you got those to come out and heat treat.  Which steel did you use?

The steel is Presco O-1. I left them about 6 thousandths oversized, I normalized them twice before quenching and placed each chisel in a milling vise just after quenching. 

Even though I had a tolerance of + or - 5 thousandths I was able to grind them in within 1/2 thou of size.
 
Ron
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  Re: RE: Small Mortise chisels by Cian (Lovely. Great seeing...)
(03-29-2021, 05:14 PM)Cian Wrote: Lovely. Great seeing you still active and making beautiful tools, Ron!

Thanks Cian. I’m enjoying my shop time more than ever these days

Ron
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Thanks for the info!
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#20
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Are these for sale?

Also I would love to see your seconds, you know the one's that didn't make the final cut.
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