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Offline g.pennell

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Inletting Chisels
« on: June 06, 2018, 09:53:35 PM »
After reading some of the carving tutorials, I decided to make some tiny inletting chisels. I’ve never tried “stabbing” a carving outline in, but want to try the technique. So this morning I made some out of a piece of 1/16” x 3/16” 1075 spring stock.



I first cut the stock into 3” lengths, and rough shaped the blades and tangs on the belt sander. I left one 3/16” wide, and made one 1/8”, and one 1/16” wide. Here are the roughed out blanks.



Then I hardened the blanks by heating to cherry red and quenching in ATF.  The blanks were then polished with a piece of 400 grit paper, so I could watch the tempering colors, and tempered to a brown/straw on the cutting edge.



For the handles, I used some maple “coffee mug” pegs.  My late father and I made some coffee mug trees for Christmas gifts several years ago, and I still have a bunch of these pegs...they make great little tool handles. Just a few minutes work on the end of the peg, and some of those brass things that you find all over most shooting ranges make a nice ferrule. Just cut off the excess with your jewelers saw.









Here are the hardened, tempered blades installed in the handles...ready to be stoned to their final shapes.



Greg
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Offline David R.

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Re: Inletting Chisels
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 12:15:45 AM »
Looks good Greg, let us see how they work!
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Offline stubshaft

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Re: Inletting Chisels
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2018, 08:45:51 AM »
Ditto!  They look great.
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Offline Bigmon

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Re: Inletting Chisels
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2018, 01:41:00 PM »
where do you get that spring stock?

Offline g.pennell

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Re: Inletting Chisels
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2018, 02:57:41 PM »
Bigmon, the spring stock came from Brownells, it’s one of the spring assortments they sell...several different widths/thicknesses of 1075 in 12” pieces. Having good spring material comes in handy working on old guns...I wind up making a lot of parts that I just can’t find.

Greg
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Offline Nordnecker

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Re: Inletting Chisels
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2018, 03:33:43 PM »
Nice job. I would flatten one side of those handles.