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USING AND SHARPENING CHISELS Kevin Farrell

USING AND SHARPENING CHISELS  Kevin Farrell

USING AND SHARPENING CHISELS  Kevin Farrell

One of the oldest and most useful tools is the humble chisel. It has a multitude of uses, one of which is cutting the recess for a hinge.

To begin mark out the recess with a pencil. Start by cutting across the grain and then along the grain using a mallet to strike the chisel. Hold the chisel on its side and push. Wiggle back and forwards slowly and work along the cut until it's finished.

To ensure your chisel is sharp, use a whetstone. Add a light oil like Selleys RP7 to lubricate. Starting with the bevel side down, move chisel in a figure eight pattern then flip over. You can do the same thing with wet and dry sand paper, and if you're stuck you can even use concrete.

To give an old chisel new life you can use a grinder. Hold the chisel horizontally and grind the chisel to make the end square, dipping it in water regularly to prevent it getting too hot. Use sandpaper, Selleys RP7 and a little elbow grease to clean up the rest of the chisel.




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