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Hand Tool Challenge: Best Project With Only Chisel + Mallet

by gargey
posted 08-16-2016 03:23 PM

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#1 posted 08-16-2016 04:51 PM

I guess you could cut down a small sapling first, then use it to make a small axe with the chisel as a blade, then chop down a bigger tree. Then use the chisel and mallet to split off several pieces. Take one piece and chisel it into a crude hand plane that will hold the chisel as the blade. Then you could do most of the building tasks for a small project.

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#2 posted 08-16-2016 05:13 PM

i don’t know if i can do this or not. My schedule is pretty busy…can we get more time?

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#3 posted 08-16-2016 05:34 PM

Nope, deadline is final, only 5 years. Sorry.

Very creative bobasaurus, you’ve taken the lead.

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#4 posted 08-17-2016 10:31 AM

Bonus points for making the mallet out of the tree?

I have a 1 inch thick olive tree I’m about to bin, this may be a project I can actually do.

So far I have a 360 degree live edge mini rolling pin, 5 years to spare.

-- If I say I'll fix something around the house I will, there is no use nagging about it every 6 months.

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#5 posted 08-17-2016 12:31 PM

Good job Mike. I will try to catch up. I’m still trying to to decide which chisel to use. Major decision.

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#6 posted 02-04-2017 09:06 PM

Is sharpening allowed?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 02-04-2017 09:24 PM

Definitely will need more time.

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#8 posted 02-05-2017 02:22 PM

That might be a schedule I could meet :) Count me in.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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