Another Chisel done!
Another chisel done.
This one really was a mess, I do not think it was of the best quality when new, but a good user, so that is what I'm making it, a good user.
As you can see, the chisel is in rough shape, but I can fix that!
The pounding end is really in bad shape.
The Ferrel is split, problem area.....
Here are the pieces, I'll make a new handle, and clean up the rest of the bits.
I'm trying to get a name off of this one, but I think that might not be possible. I think this chisel is old, and was badly rusted at some point, then cleaned up before I got it, or the steel is just not that great....? The steel on the bottom side of the chisel is not badly pitted, so maybe the "rusted badly" idea is incorrect....?
Here it is all done, shined up, with a nice new handle on it, made from "Akagashi" or Japanese Evergreen Oak. Not quite as hard, as I might have wanted, but I had the wood, so I thought I'd try it, if the Akagashi does not last, I'll replace it with something else.
I was able to get this chisel sharp, hair shaving sharp, so that part of the chisel must be OK.
The whole chisel is a good 12" long, it is a big beefy chisel, one I got for a buck or two, so this is a treat to bring this one back to a good solid user!
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward