Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Maybe I need to learn more than I'd thought

Joe shelton
I have some Blue Spruce butt chisels that I've been saving for nice dovetails. They have a distinct secondary bevel unlike any edge I've used.

Since the new chisels are 'on deck' for something special, I just sharpened a couple of lesser bench chisels, and was playing around with newsprint.

The butt chisels couldn't slice or sustain a cut in it.

Now I have a whole new realm to explore. Sure hope I don't die anytime soon. Heaven knows what else I might need to learn...

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