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nice looking chisel!

What do you do that requires a chisel that long? The only thing I can think of is timber framing.
 

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Looks like you did a great job on this. I have often wanted longer chisels, but can't find them for sale.
 

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Ridiculously pretty. Great work on that.
 

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Fiuuuu! Beatiful. looks sharp! Nice job.
 

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Thanks guys. Jesse, I don't need a chisel that long very often. But when I do…. It was great to use when I was making my Roubo Workbench. It's 3/4" wide. I plan on making shorter chisels in the future. Really surprised on how soft O1 steel is compared to my store bought A2 chisels.
 

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Really surprised on how soft O1 steel is compared to my store bought A2 chisels.
Joel,

Did you heat treat the steel? Sometimes tool steel comes annealed when you buy it, so it's easier to machine. Gorgeous chisel!
 

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Yes, the chisel is heat treated, per the instructions I had on Shopnotes.
 

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What issue of shopnotes is plan you followed?
What was the article title?
 

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I find it hard to believe that you could heat treat that much steel at home!
Do you have a furnace or forge? Can not be done wit propane or mapp gas.
It should file hard through & through (sharp fine file should not cut at all) any where on blade!

Looks nice though.
 

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I followed the instructions in the plans. But instead of one blow torch I used two, one on each side. Got it cherry/white hot. Then I cooled it off in a bucket of motor oil. Holds an edge great. I only heat treated the bottom 3-4 inches of steel.
 
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