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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 12-28-2010 03:45 PM

Two chisels, now that is luxury. :)

You only need one chisel.
Learn to sharpen.
If you want a scraper buy the thickest on you can get and learn to shear cut.
This also has a specific grind for this. I use the old Sorby profile and platform jig.
Saves making the chisel makers rich.
There is no substitute for a good teacher, they can teach you in a day what can take months to learn by yourself.
Most of all though, make shaving and have fun.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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