Chisels

Here is another buying guide session and this time I talk about chisels, boring tools, and marking/measuring tools. Again I try to frame it from the new woodworker's perspective by highlighting Which tools are needed…

Also known as in-cannel gouges, these "chisels" are curved like a carving gouge but are flat on the back with a bevel inside the flute. The name "scribing gouge" comes from how these are most…

Meant to Take a Beating

From left: Vintage Sheffield, Ray Iles 3/8", Ray Iles 1/4"
A good mortise chisel should be a solid hunk of steel with a beefy handle that…

  Whether you found a golden oldie at the bottom of a box of rusty tools at a flea market or just bought a brand new chisel you will need to know how to get…

Bench Chisel is a bit of a generic term for the everyday use chisel.  Bevel edge chisel is another term you hear a lot because most of them have their edges beveled off.  (Go figure…

The Paring chisel is used primarily for detail work and is meant for pushing and not to be struck with a mallet.  Generally the bevel is ground in the 20 to 25 degree range to…