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Old 12-07-2019, 07:32 PM
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Default Wrought iron, steeled 3/4" wood chisel

So, few weeks back I was asked if I would be interested in a video demo/intro forgng a tanged wood chisel for the EAIA (Early American Industries Association) and I said sure.

So, last Thursday I went over with my buddy George B. and he ran sledge while I guided and knocked out the storyboard examples.

Today was filming day and made a complete chisel from 5/8"sq wrought iron with rasp for the cutting edge.

from start to finish while filming was 4hrs on the forging aspect. I did not install the handle or furelles. This was done by the shop owner (Bob R.) and the person who invited me to partake.

As always I used no electric tools to make the blade. a belt grinder was used to put on the cutting edge bevel.
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Old 12-07-2019, 07:41 PM
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Awesome work which is your Trademark
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Old 12-07-2019, 07:58 PM
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Thanks,

I use 3 different makers marks.. I use my old style one on vintage type stuff which is the fraction of 2 over 2.. 2 dots / 2 dots.

My modern one is an anvil with my initials in the body of the anvil.

And the 3rd one is just a larger version of the modern one but is like 1"X 1".

i used my old one because I forgot the stamp in the trailer.. I had forgotted a few things in the trailer so made due with what the guy had at his shop.

The vintage makers mark is nice because it can be done with a center punch and not much else needed.

you can see the different MM on these pieces.

here is a photo of the guys shop. Very nice.
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Old 12-07-2019, 08:14 PM
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Wow, I dig that bellows behind you in the shop photo. That is a cool shop
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Old 12-07-2019, 08:27 PM
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Wow, I dig that bellows behind you in the shop photo. That is a cool shop
Sure is. the owner rebuilt the shop from the original blue prints from deconstruction when the orginal shop was moved to OSV..

Very cool indeed.
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Old 12-07-2019, 08:34 PM
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Nice work Jen. And yes, a beautiful looking shop. Did it work as well as it looks?


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Old 12-07-2019, 09:11 PM
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Beautiful tool Jenifer. I am pleased to see this art and skill survive.
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Old 12-07-2019, 09:22 PM
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Nice work. Looking at your modern makers mark, I figure you made the stamp yourself? Do you need to have the material you are stamping hot, or can you stamp it cold?

That is a cool looking shop.


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Old 12-08-2019, 12:23 AM
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Splendid looking chisel, Jennifer.
I would love to be able to watch that being done. Chisels are way under-rated in their usefulness these days, IMO. I used to carry a set, mostly of Marples, for mortising door hinges & strike plates. I could usually be done by the time others could get their router guides set up.
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