Arts & Mysteries: Chisels Through the Ancient Eye

Today’s tool choices pale in comparison.

By Adam Cherubini
Pages:24-25

From the December 2011 issue #194
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We’ve talked and written volumes about planes and plane irons, and how to sharpen and use them. But when one thinks about making things by hand, there are a whole host of tools required to complete a project. Some tools get more attention than others. I guess I feel as though chisels have been overlooked.

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From the December 2011 issue #194
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