zaterdag 11 juni 2016

How a chisel set is made

 3 July 2014: the design is made and approved by the customer, the steel can be ordered
  16 July 2014: the steel is delivered, now it's time for grinding and shaping
 31 January 2015: the chisels are in their final shape and have been heat treated. Now the final grinding and edge sharpening can commence.

 10 October 2015: some progress in the grinding proces

 9 January 2016: the wood has been delivered, all the way from England. These fine pieces of leadwood will be turned into beautifull handles! 
 13 February 2016 Turning in progress
9 February: almost finished!

13 February: final edge sharpening!

4 March 2016: almost finished!

10 May: finished!

donderdag 17 september 2015

A finished new paring chisel. The handle is made from purple heart wood. The steel part is O1 steel with a 25 degree bevel honed on a 6000# Japanese water stone. Razor sharp!

dinsdag 14 juli 2015

Customer from the U.S.A!

It is always exciting to receive orders from abroad. Fortunately, since the Netherlands is such a small country, there is a lot what we Dutchies call abroad. Therefore, 80% of the tools I make do not stay in the Netherlands but are shipped abroad. But this weeks was exciting, since I received an order from the United Stated of America, a country new on the list! Yes, I'm proud!

zondag 12 juli 2015

Paring chisel set. Handles made from purple heart wood, yellow heart wood and louro faya. This set has been shipped to Germany.

 A productive day at the workshop!
Result of a day hard work

Tempering the tang of a paring chisel

 Yellow, red, purple an black!

 Simply beautyfull!

Two new paring chisels! Handles made from African Blackwood. A beautyfull pair and already shipped to a happy customer.

A new batch of tools just arrived from the heat treatment shop! Now it's time to grind, polish and sharpen them!