Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Re: My most unusual chisel, steel related

Wiley Horne
Hi David and all,

Thanks for the post! Too bad we can’t find what that steel/heat treat is. Doesn’t Chris Scholz have connections in China? But then China is a big place....

The ferrule didn’t hold up because the ferrule is brass. That chisel is no more “just stabbed into the wood” than an oval-bolstered chisel is just stabbed into the wood. The shank shoulders bearing on the ferrule, which then spreads the load, is mechanically a bolster. Put a thin steel washer between the brass and the shank and it’s good to go. It’s kinda ugly, but the parts are all there.

Wiley

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