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Blog series by Rwolinski updated 07-15-2017 02:29 AM 2 parts 3530 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: How I got started

07-06-2017 07:23 PM by Rwolinski | 6 comments »

Just a note that I’ll add to from time to time.I started woodworking with power tools and migrated to hand tools. Kinda backwards. but that is how it happened.Norm Abram was my hero but I found I couldn’t keep up with his tools.Then I found guys like Frank Klausz, who just by their passion got me started using my hand tools.Now I do more with them than power tools to be continued…..

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Part 2: The mainstay of hand tools and woodworking in general Chisels

07-15-2017 02:29 AM by Rwolinski | 3 comments »

I am not sure what all the fuss and bashing going on now on the internet about Narex Chisels. I see article after article that A) they don’t hold and edge, or B) they require a lot of prep, or C) they just are a cheaply made chisel. Well in Reverse order:C: IN the grand scheme of things they are cheap, but not cheaply made. At roughly $13 a copy they are very affordable. Have good length, good balance, and I think they are pretty well made. B:) I have about 14 of these chisels ...

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