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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 03-04-2011 01:01 AM


Neener neener neener. Thos Witherby from 1/8 to 2” in an original box :) – by eighths. But they are varying condition and all need to be rehandled. What is commonly referred to as a harlequin set.

I really have an embarrassment of chisels. I just like them. What can I say? In a previous life, I used to scour flea markets and garage sales and sell off extras to fund my “affliction.”

I prefer to use registered chisels most times. I have one old Isaac Greaves that is my real go to chisel. 1-1/4 socket firmer. It just “feels right” for most stuff. Looks like this one but a lot better condition (but this one in pic would probably clean up pretty) :

A bunch of really frightening socket chisels and gouges (up to 19” blade to end of socket kind of scarey.) Going up in range to 3 1/2 in or so.
Just not too long ago picked up a set of Japanese style chisels from Grizzly. I actually like them a lot.
Sets of mortise chisels and gouges. (Modern vintage)
A set of firmers from Crown I believe (old Woodworkers Supply house brand)
Corner chisels (bruzz) in a couple sizes.

A pile of orphan chisels that I have not had time to get into use on the bottom shelf of my small workbench. They make great stocking stuffers.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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