Paring Chisel

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This time I'm going to focus entirely on really what is the only joinery in this table. Granted there is a round, wedged tenon into the top cleat but I'm not counting that. What I'm…

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Our build continues with building the door. This four panel design is very traditional and is an excellent exercise in accuracy and mortise and tenon construction. With 10 joints you will hone your mortise chopping…

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…