What types of chisels are you using
#31
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That Cosman is a nice way to fix chisel obsolescence. Definitely a specialist tool.
Bruce
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#32
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(05-31-2017, 08:37 AM)Hank Knight Wrote: That's strange. I've had my Matsumuras for well over ten years and I've cut a lot of dovetails with them during that time, in all kinds of woods. I've never had a chip. I had some  cheaper Japanese chisels before my Matsumuras that chipped, but the Matsumuras never have.

I also use and love the the Matsumuras (though for magazine articles I usually use my LNs, because they're a bit more affordable and easier to come by). I've had no problems; they hold an edge longer than all my other chisels (that said, I typically build in cherry, walnut and pine – not too hard on the Janka scale)
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#33
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Matsumuras for DT and Blue Spruce for the skew and fishtail chisels.
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#34
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I have a mish-mash of chisels:

Bench: 
  • Lie-Nielsen in 1/4", 1/2", and 3/4"
  • Stanley Socket (new version) in 1/8" and 1-1/4"
  • Set of Irwin
  • Set of Woodriver

Mortise:
  • Ashley Iles in 1/4"
  • Narex in 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2"
Misc:
  • Lie-Nielsen 1/4" Skew set
  • Lie-Nielsen Fishtail in 1/2"
I find that I haven't really used the Irwin or Woodriver since getting the various socket chisels, and I always reach for the Ashley Iles before the Narex when mortising in that 1/4" size.
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#35
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(05-31-2017, 07:26 PM)Adnick Wrote: Overall my favorite chisels are a set of Greenlees that the old timers call "Classic Thin" they are light and hold an edge, and of course they are thin....my set goes for 1/4 up to 2" and it took me a year or so to complete the set...


However Here is an example of the best dovetail chisels in the world!  From Rob Cosman and it's an IBC...


IBC chisels hold their edge, and the removable handles are great for sharpening or to add longer or shorter handles without buying a new chisel.   

For value, I really like the Narex Butt chisels and mortise chisels, a little work and they are fine workers, both sets are less than one high end chisel.



Regards,
Andy

Did you make the handles for the Narex butt chisels or did you buy them like that? If bought, where? Either way, they look very comfortable to use.
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#36
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Tony:

Smoothed the handles a bit then buffed them, they are still the same basic shape as purchased, and they came from Amazon.

Got them for my daughter-in-law who has recently taken up wood working, and liked them so much I bought myself a set.

First use was on some very hard and brittle antique wood and the edges crumbled a bit but after th second sharpening that has not happened again....

Believe they can be had for about $50 a set, and they are well worth that! You get a better idea of their size in this photo:


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#37
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My favorites for years (30 +) have been Padauk handled Footprints. Although last week I had a small project to do and pulled out the new Stanley SW 750's. Those are some nice chisels, in my opinion anyway.
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#38
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Well. I do have a drawer or two, filled with a few chisels...
   
Top drawer..
   
And the bottom drawer.....all are "loaners"  or extras....
   
Kept in an "out-of-the-way" spot, until needed ( used a couple to help lay carpet, a while back...
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#39
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I just read this entire thread and am thrilled to learn that I am not the only guy with a "thing" about chisels! I was feeling kind of guilty about owning more than 12, but now I feel like a beginner. As a a rank amateur my biggest problem was learning the difference between "sharp" and "really sharp". Once that was accomplished my chisel romance started. And it shows no sign of ending.
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#40
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Hello Robert;
Welcome to the forum!
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