Mortise chisel restore (Vintage French bedanes)

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Blog series by mafe updated 05-13-2011 12:45 PM 2 parts 21531 reads 27 comments total

Part 1: New handles from fire wood

05-13-2011 11:47 AM by mafe | 12 comments »

Mortise chisel restoreVintage French bedanes I was lucky to get these old French mortise chisels at a fair price (app. 25 dollar for all including the convex spokeshave) on E-bay.Or I was lucky to get this junk metal on E-bay some might say… Others again might just call me stupid! This is what I decided to give new life. In France they call mortise chisels for Bedanes.The chisels are Klingenthal (Klingen=blades, thal= valley), was originally located in Alsace. The factory w...

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Part 2: Flatten, sharpen, finish and more.

05-13-2011 12:45 PM by mafe | 15 comments »

Mortise chisel restoreVintage French bedanes This is the number two of two in the blog, so if you did not read the first blog then press here. So last time we stopped here where we finished the shaping of the handles. Tome for a good soak of linseed oil. Soaking.(That does look really interesting yes?). First three ready, next three waiting to go.Woodsman look what is there on the left… I went rough on the edge, to shape the metal too.(This was one of these pictures th...

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