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New Chisels from Lie-Nielsen

Thomas Lie-Nielsen brought this long bladed chisel along to the recent Talking Tools event in Oxford. I think it will be of interest to those who like Patternmaker's Paring Chisels. They should be on... read more

West Dean Handtool Event

Come and meet me a host of woodworking experts at The Hand Tools Event at West Dean College, Sussex on Saturday May 31 & Sunday June 1st 10am - 5pm both days. free entry,... read more

Drastic Measures

Here is the same 1 1/4" chisel back after about two hours of flattening work. I tried several methods, coarse India oilstone, Shapton 320 grit glasstone and 800 grit waterstone. Progress was made but... read more

Wenzloff Dovetail Saw

As requested, here is a photo of the Dovetail Saw which Mike made for me. It is very nice indeed and the handle is absolutely fabulous. Quite one of the most comfortable and well... read more

Old Tools and Hollow stones

Referring back to Flattening Traditional Oilstones on 15th Nov 07, here is a picture of the rounding or bellying of a chisel back, caused by many years sharpening on a hollow oilstone.... read more