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MrFunnyMan

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03-15-2019 11:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: chisels mortising hand tools chisel

Good afternoon folks,

I purchased a 1/8” mortise chisel from an antique store with the intention of taking it back to my shop and putting it back to work. When I went to sharpen it, the spine has a groove along it’s length.

Can anyone explain why?

Thank you!

David

-- Woodworking: 1/3 planning, 1/3 executing, 1/3 trying to cover up the mistakes made during execution!


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JohnDi

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#1 posted 03-15-2019 11:40 PM

Pics would help

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MrFunnyMan

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#2 posted 03-16-2019 01:13 AM

I hope this came out okay.

Also, I noticed the manufacturer mark says “The James Swan Co.”

I hope that helps…

-- Woodworking: 1/3 planning, 1/3 executing, 1/3 trying to cover up the mistakes made during execution!

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#3 posted 03-16-2019 01:21 AM

Swan is a very reputable maker. All i can think of is that a hollow on the back would help it out of the hole. Less surface friction or somethin.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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Chenier

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#4 posted 03-16-2019 02:55 AM

Perhaps it’s a turning tool rather than a chisel?

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woodcox

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#5 posted 03-16-2019 06:09 AM

1/8” Socket firmer gouge.
Ed. They are firmer for heavier mallet blows, the narrow widths look like mortise chisels on their sides.

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Brit

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#6 posted 03-16-2019 10:22 AM

Yes Woody it correct. It is a James Swan 1/8” Incannel Paring Gouge. Not to be used for mortising.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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MrFunnyMan

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#7 posted 03-16-2019 12:29 PM

Thanks guys. I appreciate all the input. That being the case, my search for a 1/8 inch mortising chisel continues!

-- Woodworking: 1/3 planning, 1/3 executing, 1/3 trying to cover up the mistakes made during execution!

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Just_Iain

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#8 posted 03-16-2019 11:23 PM

David,

Here you go with Lee Valley (USA site) for 1/8” Mortising chisels.

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=74686&cat=1,41504

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=66737&cat=1,41504

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MrFunnyMan

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#9 posted 03-18-2019 02:02 PM

Thanks for all the help guys! I appreciate it!

-- Woodworking: 1/3 planning, 1/3 executing, 1/3 trying to cover up the mistakes made during execution!

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