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Fixed up tools #1: Elmo chisels

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Blog entry by Thedustydutchman posted 10-10-2021 04:20 PM 375 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got a set of 4 brand new in the box elmo chisels with a bunch of stuff off Craigslist. As far as I can tell they are probably from the 70s or 80s. Very little information about them to be found. They had terrible plastic handles on them and I can’t stand plastic handles so I broke em off and made new ones. Much better and they fit my hands perfectly. I sharpened them up on my ws3000 and they were surprisingly flat right out of the old box. They actually seem like decent chisels. Happy to add them to my bench set.

-- Jerry H - Holland Michigan



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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 10-10-2021 04:47 PM

Look quite nice, digging the nicely shaped and tapered sides!

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#2 posted 10-10-2021 05:42 PM

Nice find and the wood handles are much better.

Jim

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#3 posted 10-10-2021 06:11 PM

I’m curious about the faint tooling marks across the close-up. Were these chisels made out of old mill-cut files? The logo is clear and well-stamped. What process left the tooling marks?

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Thedustydutchman

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#4 posted 10-10-2021 06:21 PM

They look like they were milled flat on the back and they didn’t do anything to clean up the machine marks.

-- Jerry H - Holland Michigan

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#5 posted 10-10-2021 06:35 PM

Yes, you are probably correct. They look like they are good chisels. I’m surprised they come from Brazil.

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Thedustydutchman

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#6 posted 10-10-2021 06:44 PM

I was actually surprised about them being from Brazil as well. I can find very little information about them online. They took an edge very well and feel really great in my hand.

-- Jerry H - Holland Michigan

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#7 posted 10-12-2021 07:02 AM

They appear to have been machined flat on the back with no attempt to wipe up the machine markings. among us

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