Text Resize

  • -A
  • +A
  • Editor's Mailbox
    About this Blog
    see all
    Your rating: None (1 vote)

    How to Use Chisels





    There are a few types of chisels, but you’ll use the garden-variety wood chisel (called a bench chisel) 95% of the time. The first thing you need to know about any hand tool is that it must be razor sharp to work well. Be sure to check out our step-by-step video on How to Sharpen Handplanes and Chisels, and practice a bit. A chisel has one unique requirement: Its back must be perfectly flat for it to slice a straight path through wood.

    You can do two valuable things with a bench chisel, chop and pare, and often you’ll do them in tandem.

    Paring cuts (second photo above) are thin slices along the grain lines. Your back hand provides all the power you need, and your front hand guides the edge of the tool. 

    Chopping cuts (first photo above) are made across the grain, usually straight down into the face of a board. As you might guess, cutting across the grain is tougher sledding, so you’ll often tap or even smack the end of the handle with a wood mallet.

    A typical move is to chop down where you want a cut to stop, usually at a layout or scribe line, and then to pare up to that point to remove a chunk of wood in a very controlled way. This is how carvers work, too.


    AsaC

    Comments

    Comment viewing options

    Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
    james111
    James Rogla writes:

    I am truly encountering concentrating on your generally created articles. I think you use various ingenuity updating your site.Buy vinyl stickers for cars

    adriannapaul7
    Adrianna Paul writes: Are you a magician who has mastery in playing with words? Your writing gives an intuition that you are sitting just besides me and sharing the article. That’s really great characteristic of good writing. Alpha Cut HD
    adriannapaul7
    Adrianna Paul writes: Your post will be rather good and I'm sure many others will find it interesting because it's about a widely discussed topic. Your content is explained in much better way. Thanks so much for your post. Dr Oz White Kidney Bean Extract
    bellasmith938
    bella smith writes:

    emm very well learned how to use it. well this is lil and wise post to learn others appropraite use of stuff. 
    visit here

    ajthegreat
    Ricky Dee writes:

    Thank you so much for the tips and ideas you guys have shared with I do appreciate this. - Weather Shield Reviews

    gavynjalen
    gavyn jalen writes:

    It's difficult, but it’s really useful.  Behance David Tennant Tenth Doctor

       
     
    Login or register to post comments