Timber Framing Chisel Prototype of Flier Toolworks

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Project by WilcoFlier posted 12-27-2013 10:53 PM 2343 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Most of the time I make paring chisels, bench chisels and draw knives, but a short while ago I received a request for a big timber framing chisel. And because I’m always in for something news, I decided to give it a shot.

After some trial and error, I must say that the chisels came out very nice. My customer was happy and I am happy to add anew tool to the product range.

Overall length is 450mm, width 40mm, thickness 10mm, with elm wood handle.

I like the result so much, that I wanted to share a few pictures with you.

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-- Wilco Flier

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#1 posted 12-27-2013 11:16 PM

Wow! That’s an impressive chisel. I viewed your project, and it like them all. I’ve made marking knives, awls, and lots of tool handles, but never chisels. I’ll be sure to follow your work in the future.

-- Glen

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#2 posted 12-27-2013 11:20 PM

Good looking chisel!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 12-27-2013 11:25 PM

Have you considered a bit of an angle between the blade and the handle?
I have an old slick of that general size and the canted handle keeps your knuckles out of the way in many applications. Most of the slicks I have seen have had that feature.
Just curious, yours looks like a very nice tool.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#4 posted 12-28-2013 01:57 AM

Great job

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#5 posted 12-28-2013 02:28 AM

Wow, good looking chisel.
Just curious, what steel and heat treatment did you use? Is that a full length tang up to what looks like a brass pommel?
Good job!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#6 posted 12-28-2013 10:44 AM

@ All, thanks for the compliments!

@ shipwrigth: I have considered to add that feature to this tool. BUt its actually not a real slick, it’s more a (very) big chisel used to clean up mortices and groves. Fot that kind of work a straigth tool is more usefull. A real classic slick is almost always sligthly bended, your rigth about that.

@BTKS: The steel is the welknown O1, heat treatment is done by a professional Heat Treatment shop for the best results, so I don’t know the exact parameters. Hardness is 59 HRC, fully hardened. The tang goes 75 (3”) deep in the handle. You are always welcome to order one and to test it ;-)

-- Wilco Flier

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#7 posted 12-28-2013 11:56 AM

good looking framer, the paring chisels on your website are also beautiful!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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