Hand Tools

Re: The real story...
Response To:
The real story... ()

Bruce Mack
"I suppose that also sounds pretty hard on guys who's hobby is tuning tools - I don't mean to be that either. I like making stuff, they like tuning stuff. The main thing is to enjoy yourself, that's what hobbies are for!"

I like tools and I'm guilty of looking for 0.001 precision in saw arbors which as a woodworking hobbyist I don't need. Still, flattening the back of a chisel is a necessity that eludes me. I can be educated so please anyone tell me why is a really flat back necessary for dovetailing or mortising when the tool is held in the hand and guided by eyeball or instinct?

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