Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: Bigger paring chisel from Heller file...
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Bigger paring chisel... ()

John Aniano in central NJ
David,

Nice job on the new parer! As others have said, you're going for the professional look. Very clean looking!

My favorite new/old files are the Hellers. The ones with the white paint on the tang. They are very hard and last a long time. And, they can be resharpened by Boggs (or other methods) and they still keep cutting well, especially the more coarse cuts.

Unfortunately, with your new chisel-making-from-file endeavors, it will be harder for those who actually enjoy using these excellent files to find them! They will have been transformed into chisels!

I might have some worn old files if you would like them. I keep some on hand that can't be sharpened to make, well, chisels and other edge tools...

John

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