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Forum topic by Foghorn posted 12-17-2020 08:50 PM 969 views 1 time favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-17-2020 08:50 PM

I’ve been using this technique I learned from Bill Carter for a couple of years now for making small parts and various other tasks. I’m sure others have been doing this for years, but it’s a relatively new and a great tool technique for me.


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#1 posted 12-17-2020 09:07 PM

Neat! Time to pull out them new Veritas PMV-11 out of the box and give this a try:)

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#2 posted 12-17-2020 09:26 PM

Great!
Thanks for sharing.
Jon

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#3 posted 12-17-2020 09:39 PM



Neat! Time to pull out them new Veritas PMV-11 out of the box and give this a try:)

- Andre

Ha! My garage sale “Footprint” chisels work well for this.

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#4 posted 12-17-2020 10:41 PM


Neat! Time to pull out them new Veritas PMV-11 out of the box and give this a try:)

- Andre

Ha! My garage sale “Footprint” chisels work well for this.

- Foghorn

Plastic or wood handles, think I bought a plastic handled 1 1/2” one a few months ago for some larger mortises(Oak)?

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#5 posted 12-17-2020 11:30 PM

I learned this trick from Richard Maguire. He is actually so fast at sharpening is he will make some like this to use by hand, then resharpen them and use them sharp.

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#6 posted 12-17-2020 11:38 PM

impressive.

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#7 posted 12-18-2020 12:09 AM


Neat! Time to pull out them new Veritas PMV-11 out of the box and give this a try:)

- Andre

Ha! My garage sale “Footprint” chisels work well for this.

- Foghorn

Plastic or wood handles, think I bought a plastic handled 1 1/2” one a few months ago for some larger mortises(Oak)?

- Andre


The blue plastic handled ones that look like the Marples blue chip ones.

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#8 posted 12-19-2020 02:22 AM

[hmm…no video or photo in my view]

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#9 posted 12-19-2020 12:36 PM

Taking the power of the burr we have known for ages to work great in the form of a scraper, and bestowing it on the front edge of a cheapazz wood chisel. Pretty sure I’m going to keep my PMVII’s sharp as I can get them though.

Nice post.

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#10 posted 12-19-2020 02:30 PM

Seems mis-named
They’re not blunt chisels, they are chisel-shaped scrapers
and we love scrapers of all shapes and sizes

Seems like a good idea for some older and/or cheaper chisels!

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