Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Re: flattening the back
Response To:
flattening the back ()

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
There are better places to worry about sharpening than a mortise chisel. A mortise chisel is smashed with a mallet. I doubt you could tell the difference between dull as a hoe and plane blade sharp in practical mortise bashing. That chisel is not going to care what it is sharpened with nor notice any difference in details of refinement.

However, take care on the back if you find you need to do anything to it. It is easy to get a narrow chisel out of square and not flat.

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