Bench Chisels with Blackwood Handles
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Received a request for two sizes of bench chisels 1/2” and 1”. African Blackwood handles.

Ron



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  Re: Bench Chisels with Blackwood Handles by Ron Brese (Received a request f...)
Stunning, Ron! How do you bring yourself to hit those with a mallet?
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  Re: RE: Bench Chisels with Blackwood Handles by Hank Knight (Stunning, Ron! How d...)
(09-10-2021, 11:17 AM)Hank Knight Wrote: Stunning, Ron! How do you bring yourself to hit those with a mallet?

When I was testing these it did give me some pause when I was chop testing the edge. But they did fine with no signs of marring after the fact. 

Ron
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  Re: Bench Chisels with Blackwood Handles by Ron Brese (Received a request f...)
Wow, just stunning!
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  Re: Bench Chisels with Blackwood Handles by Ron Brese (Received a request f...)
Ron, wondeful lines and colors!

Cheers
Pedder
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  Re: Bench Chisels with Blackwood Handles by Ron Brese (Received a request f...)
Ron, your chisels are looking better and better. I like the longer handles that you have here. How thick are the blades? 3/16”? Have you tried making thinner, say 1/8”?

I have Ebony- and African Blackwood handled chisels. They have proved quite durable with a mallet .. as long as you are not using a metal head or a heavy hand. My mallets have UHMW heads …

Regards from Perth

Derek
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  Re: Bench Chisels with Blackwood Handles by Ron Brese (Received a request f...)
(09-10-2021, 07:30 AM)Ron Brese Wrote: Received a request for two sizes of bench chisels 1/2” and 1”. African Blackwood handles.

Ron



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My MY MY. Curious. Do you make paring chisels?
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  Re: Bench Chisels with Blackwood Handles by Ron Brese (Received a request f...)
Beautiful! And yes, inquiring minds want to know: do you make paring chisels?
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  Re: RE: Bench Chisels with Blackwood Handles by Philip1231 (Beautiful! And yes, ...)
(09-13-2021, 03:40 PM)Philip1231 Wrote: Beautiful! And yes, inquiring minds want to know: do you make paring chisels?

I’ve not yet begun making paring chisels. That being said, it would be a simple transition from bench chisel to paring chisel. It would require adding 2 or more inches to the length of the blade, going to a thinner bit of blade stock, 3/16 or 1/8”, and grinding the primary bevel at a lower angle. It would also require tempering at a lower temperature in order to leave them a bit harder than would be required of a tool used mostly for chopping. The additional hardness would make possible a keener edge conducive to paring. 

I’ve been making some specialty chisels with characteristics conducive to paring Kumiko stock. Butt chisel length blade, all corners on the blade broken for comfort, slightly shorter handle for easy one handed use. The one pictured has an olive wood handle.

Ron



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  Re: Bench Chisels with Blackwood Handles by Ron Brese (Received a request f...)
I would love to see those in a longer (paring blade) chisel.

Oh and in my tool box Smile

Really nice job!!
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