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Dozen wood carving chisels for 28 bucks.

Here is a set of carving chisels for someone thinking of starting carving. The auction is for 20 chisels but the bottom 8 are junk for sure. I bought a set but haven't got them yet. I already have 33 carving chisels but for the price I would give them a try. If any match what I have I can always grind them to different angles than what I have. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-of-20-Hi...item339fee1539
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I bought a set of the 12 larger chisels that look the same. They are very roughly ground and straight out of the box, they are more suited for wood turning. Several are straight chisels that cannot be reground into different usable shapes for wood carving. They are a little small for large male hands but are usable. They would be a good size for a woman or a child. That said, the steel seems to be of decent quality. I had to spend a considerable amount of time regrinding them to get workable edges on them and to reshape one of the straight chisels into a 10/3. Out of the 12 large chisels, I was able to get about 7 that are usable. If you are adept at grinding and honing tools and you don't have much money to spend, they are a pretty good deal. If not, you will find them impossible to use.
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I received the chisels today and these they are a little small but not so small I can't use them. There is two flat chisels 1/2" and 3/4". There is one spoon flat chisel about 5/8". There is two skews 3/8" and 1/2". There is one flat inside corner. There is two flat chisels ground to an inside and outside radius. There is two parting tools 1/4" and 3/8". There is two gouges 3/8" and 5/8" with a sweeps #3. None of them are heavy enough to use with a lathe.

All and all I'm happy with what I got. Some of them I will be reshaping but I expected as much when I bought them and the price was cheap enough.
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I received the chisels today and these they are a little small but not so small I can't use them. There is two flat chisels 1/2" and 3/4". There is one spoon flat chisel about 5/8". There is two skews 3/8" and 1/2". There is one flat inside corner. There is two flat chisels ground to an inside and outside radius. There is two parting tools 1/4" and 3/8". There is two gouges 3/8" and 5/8" with a sweeps #3. None of them are heavy enough to use with a lathe.

All and all I'm happy with what I got. Some of them I will be reshaping but I expected as much when I bought them and the price was cheap enough.
How about sharpness...? Hold up good? Ease of sharpening?

Any idea of who made them & where?
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How about sharpness...? Hold up good? Ease of sharpening?

Any idea of who made them & where?
They sharpen up pretty good. I haven't had time to work with them yet so I can't say how long they hold a edge. There is no manufacturers mark on them other than China. Still for the price I'm pleased. You could only get one or two name brand chisels for the money. They are a little small in size for heavy work but will work well for detail work.
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