Friday, January 31, 2014
l purchased a 2" Buck Bros chisel several years ago. I'm not proud of it, but it's the truth.
I now work for a company with no need for first class chisels - we recently purchased a 2" Buck Bros chisel... things have changed over the past few years. The bevel edge is much thinner and the back hollow has improved:
Thursday, April 18, 2013
I wanted to test the dimensions before committing this design to precious ash, or maybe fir, or pine, or even cherry or walnut; I also have a lot of maple on hand. I used old cedar fence slats and scrap ply for the mockup. So far the dimensions (5x8x30ish) seem to work, I may try adding dividers before placing many more tools.
This particular type of cedar (I think it's western red - used extensively in Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House) dents incredibly easily so the french marks aren't really my fault. I think the exposed edge plywood bottom accents the piece nicely.