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bruc101

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06-27-2021 04:08 AM

Never would have imagined making a chisel out of a spade bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmz7aW3tDHs

-- Bruce Free Plans & Calculators https://traditionalwoodworking.org


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#1 posted 08-02-2021 07:16 PM

That was very interesting. It looks like they held their edges pretty good too.

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#2 posted 08-02-2021 07:44 PM

I have had to cut the shaft off of one of those when I needed a shorter length and that is some tough metal when using a hacksaw to cut it.

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#3 posted 08-02-2021 08:04 PM



I have had to cut the shaft off of one of those when I needed a shorter length and that is some tough metal when using a hacksaw to cut it.

- controlfreak

I can sure agree with you on that. I had to shorten one also and it totally used up a hacksaw blade.

-- Bruce Free Plans & Calculators https://traditionalwoodworking.org

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#4 posted 08-02-2021 08:44 PM

I have several that were made from spade and drill bits.

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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#5 posted 08-02-2021 08:51 PM

First it is Mary May, now this, guess I am going to have to try that craving thing:) I am assuming that was Basswood he was craving into?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 08-03-2021 10:53 AM

My first reaction is “that’s kinda DIY cool”...
but my second is…
why not just spend $100 and buy the set of 12 Schaff carving tools?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#7 posted 08-03-2021 01:02 PM



My first reaction is “that s kinda DIY cool”...
but my second is…
why not just spend $100 and buy the set of 12 Schaff carving tools?

- Underdog

$100 set of chisels is way out of many people’s budget, especially in foreign countries. A set of $100 Schaff chisels aren’t available everywhere either.

-- Bruce Free Plans & Calculators https://traditionalwoodworking.org

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#8 posted 08-03-2021 04:24 PM

My first reaction is “that s kinda DIY cool”...
but my second is…
why not just spend $100 and buy the set of 12 Schaff carving tools?

- Underdog

$100 set of chisels is way out of many people s budget, especially in foreign countries. A set of $100 Schaff chisels aren t available everywhere either.

- bruc101

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve made plenty of things that it would be a lot easier and quicker to just buy…
But if you buy 12 carving tools of a bigger brand name, you’re going to spend a LOT more than $100. That was my perspective when making the initial comment.
That being said, I can understand the DIY concept if you don’t have access to Amazon. But obviously they found some spade bits somewhere….

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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