Features Forums w h t b c o f
View ThreadPost ResponseRETURN TO INDEX<PreviousNext>
Hand Tools
super, super,super flat chissels
Posted By eliot feldman
Date Monday, 28 February 2022, at 7:29 p.m.

eliot feldman
When I was in my teens (70 years ago), I ground and polished a 6 inch telescope mirror to make a Newtonian telescope. The final polishing step used celenium oxide and a pitch lap. The results were accurate to within fractions of the wavelength of light. I don't see why we can't do the same thing to flatten the back of a tool. Has anyone thought of something like this? Obviously, you would only do it for something very special because it would take hours to do. I thought of it after seeing an ad for a Blue Spruce chisel, where they boast of such flatness.


Messages In This Thread

Post Response

Your Name
Your E-Mail Address
If you'd like to have the option of deleting your post later, please provide a password (CASE SENSITIVE!):
 If you'd like e-mail notification of responses, please check this box
Accept Terms of Service


Please read Terms of Use before posting

View ThreadPost ResponseRETURN TO INDEX<PreviousNext>


Lee Valley
Dedicated to finding and developing the best tools in the industry.
One of the nation's oldest and largest suppliers of quality woodworking tools and supplies.
Support Us

Advertise Here

Support Us Advertise Terms Privacy DMCA Help Home

Copyright © 1998-2022 by Ellis Walentine. All rights reserved.
No parts of this web site may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the written permission of the publisher.

WoodCentral · POB 274 · Coopersburg PA 18036 USA