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Thread: Another pair of skew chisels

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    Oct 2006
    Central NY State

    Another pair of skew chisels

    I really like rescuing chisels from oblivion. I found this pair of Greenlees in the dark basement at an estate sale. They were pretty rough, and have these ugly plastic Greenlee handles that are sort of growing on me. Anyway, I've been wanting a pair of 3/8" [and 1/4"'] skew chisels for half blind dovetails. These were perfect. A bath in Evaporust, then some grinding and honing, and here they are:

    Last edited by ken werner; 04-29-2010 at 06:58 PM. Reason: typo

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Great find and you can always turn new handles. Or if youd like send em here and I'll make new handles for ya. I promise to send em back to ya, some day....
    Last edited by Don Baer; 04-29-2010 at 07:00 PM.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  3. #3
    Join Date
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    Central NY State
    Don, initially I was going to turn some handles, but then I decided to keep em green, for now anyway.

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    Green is good -- !!
    Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it
    still sings!

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