Flat bent chisels

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  1. Dec 4, 2019 at 1:51 PM #1

    Sambini

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    I have seen some chisels that are used in carving various parts of stocks. The whole length of the chisel is flat and they are bent at different angles to get into hard to reach areas. Does anyone know where these can be purchased?

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  2. Dec 4, 2019 at 2:35 PM #2

    Spikebuck

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    Woodcraft has several gouges like this as well as a flat chisel and two undercut chisels (shown with the flat chisels). Pfeil swiss made chisels are very high quality.

    https://www.woodcraft.com/products/pfeil-swiss-made-bent-chisel-8-mm-palm-handled?via=573621f469702d06760016cd,5763288b69702d20ec000b2e,57640e3269702d3ae3000d97

    Muzzleloader Builders Supply also carries some (without handles). I don't find these to be the quality of the pfeil, but then they don't cost nearly as much and will do the job.

    https://www.muzzleloaderbuilderssup...i?cart_id=8844016.13881&next=25&product=Tools

    An internet search should find you other sources and choices.
     
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  3. Dec 4, 2019 at 2:41 PM #3

    Pete G

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    Track of the Wolf has a listing for some. The bend has advantage of a built-in sharpening guide.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2019 at 4:57 PM #4

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    Believe it or not I use this tool a lot.
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  5. Dec 4, 2019 at 11:06 PM #5

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    Make what you desire. I use a lot of heavy music wire from hobby stores. You could use old screwdrivers, or just the shank. Harbor freight sells a pack of carving chisels that can be modified to whatever you want. Use a propane torch to heat red hot. Bang out what you want. Cool slowly, file/grind, polish, heat read hot, quench, temper to straw color, sharpen.

    Good specialty chisels and gouges are expensive to buy and can be free to make.
     
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    You are probably referring to the chisels carried by several vendors that were produced by Dru Hedgecock in Carolina.
     
  7. Dec 5, 2019 at 2:37 PM #7

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    I favor 1/4" X 1/8" W-1 from McMaster-Carr. If I remember correctly, a three-foot piece is about $10.
     

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