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#22583 - 02/08/10 06:01 PM What's this for?
daiku Offline

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One of my students brought this in to class this morning. Any idea what this extra-long thing is for? Width is 1-3/8. Overall lenght is 28". CB.


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#22586 - 02/08/10 07:19 PM Re: What's this for? [Re: daiku]
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looks like a framing chisel that was taken to the rack.
does it have a ring on the end of the handle for striking?
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#22589 - 02/08/10 10:18 PM Re: What's this for? [Re: bmike]
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No Ring. In fact the end of the handle is round and fat, so not meant for striking at all.
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#22591 - 02/08/10 10:29 PM Re: What's this for? [Re: daiku]
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Maybe it hasn't been sharpened much.

I would use it for long mortices, through deep timber, on the end grain, I guess.

The blade looks to be 18"?

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#22593 - 02/08/10 10:36 PM Re: What's this for? [Re: TIMBEAL]
Dave Shepard Offline
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That's even bigger than my ridiculous-sized chisel I have. I've heard that there were extra long chisels made for working huge mill timbers.
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