- 7 July 2017 at 11:52 pm #313572CliffordParticipant
Paul uses a 3/16” chisel on a few of his projects (coasters, keepsake box, maybe others). Does anyone know where to get this size? So far I have only found them by Lie-Nielson for $55.00 US.8 July 2017 at 12:30 am #313577prbaylissParticipant
I bought one of the Lie Nielsen 3/16 chisels and like it a lot. Veritas also have the PM-V11® Bench Chisels in 3/16, but that’s even more expensive at $76. They are the only two that I was able to find.
Paul8 July 2017 at 12:33 am #313578Debra JenneyParticipant
Look for 5mm chisels. It’s close to 3/16″. I got a 4mm Narex from Highland Woodworking when I needed a 1/8″. It works fine.8 July 2017 at 10:03 am #313580Paul DallenderParticipant
Is this the sort of thing……I found this on Ebay UK but selling from America so I guess shipment would be cheaper.
Paul - A southern lad living up north - Nr York England
8 July 2017 at 10:44 am #313582Philipp J.Participant
- This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by Paul Dallender.
3/16 is ~4,7mm so if you can find one a 5mm Chisel will be close to that though that is an unusual Size i only know Narex has a 5mm, other then that a 4mm or 6mm is far more common and available from any manufacturer.
Or as has been said aswell, in the US you might be able to find one second hand.8 July 2017 at 6:47 pm #313591Dave RingParticipant
Paul probably used a 3/16″ chisel on these projects because he happened to have one handy that he likes. Otherwise I’m sure he could have made do with a 1/8″ or 1/4″ chisel.
BTW the widths of vintage chisels often fall between even eighths of an inch. The oldtimers would adjust the dimensions of their projects to suit their tools.
Dave9 July 2017 at 2:12 pm #313614Dave RingParticipant
For the cost of a Lie-Nielsen chisel you could buy a 1/4″ Narex or Faithfull chisel and a cheap 6″ bench grinder!
Dave9 July 2017 at 2:25 pm #313616Alien8Participant
I’d try to find a flea market tools dealer. Found a 1/8 and a 3/16 there as these are not so popular. Difficult to sharpen squarely though…
Fine tools has smaller chisels for a reasonable price in Europe
Diego9 July 2017 at 4:58 pm #313617Derek LongParticipant
A Pfeil #1 straight chisel in 3mm or 5mm should fit the bill for a very small chisel at around $35.
Denver, Colorado9 July 2017 at 8:35 pm #313619EdParticipant
My 1/8″ chisel is actually a mortise chisel, but I use it for all kinds of work. That might be an option for your 3/16.
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