Chisels are an essential part of every woodworker’s kit. Preparing chisels for precise work differs in some important ways from preparing plane blades. In this video, a companion to David’s videos on the treatment of plane blades, he explores these differences. His techniques employ waterstones and a simple triple bevel to speed the honing process and get a razor-sharp edge in minutes.
64 minutes, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Productions, 2006. Video download.