01 May. 2004|
Old stanley wood chisels,mission mantel clock plans,how to hand paint adirondack chairs - For Begninners
Until I set them up, here are some initial and surprising observations about the new chisels.
Chris is a contributing editor to Popular Woodworking Magazine and the publisher at Lost Art Press. At the end of the day, given the relative importance and prominence of the chisel in handwork, I don’t see that a nominal price difference outweighs the quality of the product. I wish Stanley would resurrect the #40 Everlasting line -eBay prices for long, bevel-edged examples are really crazy. Bob, Stanley’s previous press releases have stated that these chisels (the steel portion, anyway) is make in UK. I can only assume that these chisels will not carry a premium price tag and will therefore have their place in the market.
But Chris, if you truly want the best chisels money can buy, you need to contact Trent Powrie from Harold and Saxon Chisels in Australia. BTW, I have no association or interest in Harold and Saxon, I’m just over the moon with their chisels.
I own two wood chisels, both are all steel wood chisels made by Mephisto tool, they are easy to re-sharpen and do the rough work I need them for well. Unless I'm mistaken, the $100 chisels are made of steel, you can sharpen them, and they cut wood. Believe you me, I am not afraid to spend money on good tools, but you can't get much simpler than a chisel. Used my chisels today to work on 6 locks, 3 knobs and 3 deadbolts.Always use them to mortise out for hinges on doors and also on jambs.
The amount of time it takes to flatten and sharpen a chisel is worth much more to me than an extra $20 for a brand new premium chisel (whether LN, Blue Spruce, et al) that’s nearly ready to go out of the packaging. Some purists would shudder at the thought of using a Stanley, but they are made of steel that I can sharpen and they cut wood.
The oldest set is Stanley and from use and sharpening ,they are a shorter than they used to be.
Why not get it right the first time and prove they are serious about going after the PROFESSIONAL woodworking world.