What are these chisels?

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  • #773433
    Dean Wood
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    Hello,

    So looking for a bit of help. I bought a job lot of chisels on eBay and I don’t recognise a couple of them. The usual suspects are there and then there are these two and I don’t know what they are used for. I could guess but could be wildly wrong.
    Google searches give me the names “cusp” or “Sharp mouth” for one of them and “inner circle” for the other but I can’t find how they are meant to be used. Pictures hopefully attached.

    Anyone got any ideas?

    Thanks

    Dean

    #773437
    deanbecker
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    They look like lathe tools to me.

    #773438
    Dean Wood
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    Unlikely, they have stumpy little handles and I’ve seen the one that looks like a marking knife in carving sets on amazon labelled cusp.

    They came in a big collection of old tools with the same stumpy handles.

    Thanks

    Dean

    #773461
    Dave Ring
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    They appear to be ordinary firmer chisels that have been modified by a previous owner, possibly for use as turning tools.

    Dave

    #773482
    Dean Wood
    Participant

    Hello,
    So people are saying turning tools but on this link to a set of hand carving tools for sale on amazon they have the same tool. These amazon ones are not intended for turning. Is the pointy one just a marking knife?
    Suggestions?

    Thanks

    Dean

    #773488
    Larry Geib
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    My suggestion is to pass them up unless you are carving or turning doll house miniatures.

    You won’t be able to do much else with those. That’s not even considering the quality of the steel

    #773504
    deanbecker
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    While the point may be the same contour , that long of a carving tool would be stuck in your leg pretty fast.
    See the short blade on the carvers. That’s the difference.
    What they were intended to do is only truly known to the origional owner and anything else is a guess.

    #773572
    Dean Wood
    Participant

    Silly question time:why would it be stuck in your leg? Wouldn’t it depend on the type of carving you are doing and how you use said tool? I’m about as far from an expert as you can get but I have seen demonstrations from people doing pretty intricate things with long handled tools so I don’t understand your comment. And in the short handled version, what is it used for?

    On the other tool, the only thing I can think it might be for is rounding a corner like for beading. Does that sound vaguely realistic?

    Thanks for all your input.

    Dean

    #773721
    deanbecker
    Participant

    Your picture shows hand working tools you don’t hit them you use them like a knife to whittle
    I was referring to the use of the long shank tools in relation to your picture they would be hard to use in the same application as your pictured tools is all.
    Didn’t mean to infer you couldn’t carve with them at all.

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