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  • #313572
    Clifford
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    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.

    #313577
    prbayliss
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    Hi Clifford,

    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.

    Regards,
    Paul

    #313578
    Debra Jenney
    Participant

    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.

    #313580
    Paul Dallender
    Participant

    Is this the sort of thing……I found this on Ebay UK but selling from America so I guess shipment would be cheaper.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OLD-USED-FURNITURE-MAKERS-TOOLS-VINTAGE-VAN-CAMP-HARDWARE-3-16-WOOD-CHISEL-/382155463453?hash=item58fa3d9b1d:g:3uAAAOSwbiFZTTLz

    Paul - A southern lad living up north - Nr York England

    #313582
    Philipp J.
    Participant

    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.

    #313591
    Dave Ring
    Participant

    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.

    Dave

    #313614
    Dave Ring
    Participant

    For the cost of a Lie-Nielsen chisel you could buy a 1/4″ Narex or Faithfull chisel and a cheap 6″ bench grinder!

    Dave

    #313616
    Alien8
    Participant

    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

    Diego

    #313617
    Derek Long
    Participant

    A Pfeil #1 straight chisel in 3mm or 5mm should fit the bill for a very small chisel at around $35.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #313619
    Ed
    Participant

    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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