Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Mostly Nicholson and bahco *PIC*

David Weaver

A couple of these are o1 and some are files. I mention getting bigger triangular files because their triangular shape makes them easier to hammer flatter.

By defletion, I mean the very edge of the steel gets bent, probably because o1 is a little less tough than plain carbon steel and it shows up when stropping a very low bevel angle.

The files used for these are smaller. I used x heavy taper files to cut the teeth into my frame saw. Those would've made good starting stock for chisels, but I threw them away when they were dull. The small knives made of triangular files here are about a sixteenth thick at the spine.

They could be made more neatly and filed to a nicer shape with crisp lines, but they're just to sharpen on the buffer, so they're sloppy as can be.

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