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Re: I'm having trouble

Hank Knight
I'm having trouble envisioning how the hollow chisel method works. The bottoms of my mortises coming from my hollow chisel machine are ugly. The cutting end to the bit that extends a tiny amount below the chisel tears up the bottom of the mortise. The ends of the dovetail sockets in the photo look clean as a whistle. If the answer is that you have to chisel the socket ends to remove the mess left by the hollow chisel, what's the advantage of this method?

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