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post #1 of 16 Old 05-04-2013, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Happy Birthday to Me!

My present just showed up at the door this morning. Very happy.


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Happy birthday to you and nice presents.
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Nice! I've found the Narex mortice chisels to be pretty good.
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Happy Birthday. Nice present.
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Happy Birthday and nice presents!!

This doesn't mean I have to wait for my birthday to order stuff does it? I can't wait that long...

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Happy Birthday! I hope that you get great pleasure from the Narex tools. I use 1/2" Narex skews a lot in wood carving. I am impressed with the edge-holding capacity. So much so that I bought more of them!
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And they made it into their new home. I had to modify the slots a bit to fit them, these are some big chisels compared to the HF and HD crap I'm used to. Ill sharpen em up this weekend some time, they feel great in the hand and they already have a mirror finish right out the box. I'm happy so far.

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It cuts paper son




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If you get time could you educate me about what the tool is that is holding the chisel?

Not seen that as yet. Thanks in advance...
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Oh no problem. That's a honing guide, it's used for sharpening the actual "blade" on a chisel. You flatten the back free hand, but when it comes to sharpening the beveled edge I use the honing guide to make sure I'm holding it at the right angle so I don't change the edge on the blade too much. Makes it wicked easy.
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And by the way they run anywhere from 10 to 30 dollars. This one is pretty cheap and the blades don't seat as easy as I'd like, but it works. If you're gonna sharpen chisels or plane irons it's a must IMO.
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For all the new kids on the block, if you are using chisels from a "box" store... Stop it. After sharpening these guys they are absolutely ridiculous sharp. I cannot even fathom how awesome a set of Pfiels or Sweethearts must be, but for the price, and the quality you HAVE to get a set of these. I'm completely rethinking the way I do things now because I have chisels that cut softwoods like meatloaf. It's absurd. If you are mad at your chisels or you find working with them difficult, buy Narex chisels. They will change your world.
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I have some of the Narex chisels and I'm very happy with them. They keep an edge really well and they have served me well for the time that I've had them. Nice score and happy belated birthday.

There is a very fine line between a "hobby" and a "mental illness"
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Enjoy your birthday. Personally, I don't look forward to them. Tool accumulation will be a slow process if it takes a birthday.

There is definitely a difference in the tool steel used for edged tools. I don't find that difference that surmountable. How a chisel feels in my hand, and the edge I put on it is how that tool will perform.





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It took me a while to learn this but the sharpening angle on chisels is very important. People think they have lousy chisels but it's usually the bevel angle they sharpen them to. Chisels come with a primary bevel around 25 degrees, not many will hold an edge at this low bevel. Change to secondary bevels of 30 for softwoods and 35 for hardwoods and even cheap chisels will perform radically different.
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Happy birthday and great presents. Always nice to buy your own so you get what you want.
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