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    Couple of small gloats

    Well, Not sure why, but the Narex Mortise chisels seemed like too good of a deal to pass up, so I picked up a set from Lee Valley, with a couple of other odds and ends tossed in for good measure.

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    And while I was working on my drawers and the box swap, I decided I needed a few more clamps. I decided to get the Wood River clones of the older Besseys a shot.

    I got the drawer one, with the little supports, and then four of the smaller ones to use for projects like boxes where I really don't need a 48" clamp...

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    COOOOLL stuff Brent
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Caughron View Post
    COOOOLL stuff Brent
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    Oh and I see you are keeping the covers on the ends of the chisels so you don't cut yourself.
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    Good for you Brent. don't you love those brown boxes from LV?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post

    Oh and I see you are keeping the covers on the ends of the chisels so you don't cut yourself.
    Just opened the boxes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    Good for you Brent. don't you love those brown boxes from LV?
    I do, it's a big part of my social life when my friends from Brown, Fedex, or the new guy (can't remember the company name right now) stops by...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post

    Oh and I see you are keeping the covers on the ends of the chisels so you don't cut yourself.
    I might have to make a storage box for them out of OSB....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    I might have to make a storage box for them out of OSB....
    I'm using the last one you made, so don't ask for it back!

    Those Narex chisels are pretty good - excellent, in fact. I've had a set for about six months now, and they've seen some fair use in cherry, walnut, and maple. They hold their edge quite well.

    You will need to smooth and flatten the backs, though. Mine were pretty flat, but did have some milling marks in them. It only took about ten minutes per chisel - using diamond abrasive on plexiglas - to have them smooth and flat. Polished on the Tormek leather wheel, and that was that.

    I'm considering getting the set of Narex bench chisels now. I don't really need them, though, since I have a full set of Japanese chisels that serve me well.
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