El cheapo mortising chisel

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Blog series by Ted78 updated 10-10-2013 05:13 AM 1 part 1606 reads 3 comments total

Part 1: Cheap $2 prying tool from bargain bin at hardware store into mortising chisel

10-10-2013 05:13 AM by Ted78 | 3 comments »

I needed a mortising chisel, but got sticker shock when pricing them. Old ‘pigsticker’ things on e-bay were going for $30 or so not including shipping, and new mortising chisels were nearly $50! I had a $2 bargain bin pry bar from the hardware store with a square shank. I cut off the business end at an angle. A bit of grinding, and few strokes on a fairly course stone and viola! I was pleasantly surprised on how serviceable the steel is. I don’t think the steel would...

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