Hello , There seems to be tons of tool restoration going on here so I need some help with these new old chisels I just bought. They are 16″ total length 10″ of blade. There the older boxwood handle Marples paring bevel edge chisel.
If I put a straightedge down the blade it only touches at the tip and the very back. Does the chisel need to be flat all the way down or maybe just a few inches from the cutting edge.
Ive also have several old Stanley 750’s that are the opposite and I really cant get those flat . Ive tried 80 grit on a slab of granite that I bought from Woodcraft. but just seem the make them worse. Not sure what to do there. But for sure I definitely do not want to mess these marples up. Im an antique tool nut in fact I probably have a real problem. Just cant seem to stop buying them lol. especially saws, Probably have 150 now cleaning two #8 ‘s late 1890’s early 1900’s . anyway back to the chisels If someone can help me I would appreciate it . Thanks Chris
Just get the first 1/4″ polished from cutting edge. Concave back is preferred.
Also sounds like they are pairing chisels.
Nothing is impossible just more work needed and how much work you prepeaired to put in.
I had some convex backs this is the link to what I done.
Thanks For the help so If Im understanding this correct I don’t need to run a straightedge down the whole face,”back” to make sure its flat all the way down from toe to heel. If that would have been the case I would end up loosing allot of chisel. do they temper the whole chisel or just say an inch or two up from the leading edge? Thanks again for all our help. Peace Brother!!
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