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Re: what chisel shape would you choose..

Jerome
> what chisel shape would you choose if you could ...

I enjoy the short and thick format of Japanese chisels for small sizes (say 10th of half an inch) on small work, which are common in furniture and tools making.
My hands is close to the edge, the thickness makes them stable in a mortise, etc. It’s a "safe" feeling.

I don’t use my mortise chisels as much as I should. They are old sorby’s and Peugeot frères, tapered in every dimensions, very easily sharpened on all front edges. They don’t feel like precision tools though, with huge bolsters and handles. I use them on oak. I don’t bother on chestnut, beech ...

For western bench chisels, I appreciate a flat back and parallel sides, mostly as a reliable reference. I don’t use dedicated paring chisels, so there is that. I prefer them rather thick. As a consequence of the lockdown, I don’t have my small Japanese chisels and I have used my 5 and 10mm bench chisels to cut mortises ... cringe.

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My favorites are flat, plain Jane Marples
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