Chisel Bevel Edged Socket Dovetail Set in their own handmade box.
We don't have access to dedicated dovetail chisels now, so I thought we would make our own. We have reground the prime bevels on some of our 1/2" and 1/4" bevel edge socket chisels to 23 degrees and honed a micro bevel on them to 25 degrees. We have etched mark them so they are identifiable when on your bench. The box is Tasmanian Myrtle with Wenge highlights, formated as a Japanese Toolbox 300 x 100x 60 mm.
They are spectacularly successful in softwoods cutting like demons and leaving a sliced surface that is completely smooth (no divot holes or gaps), see my blog as to why this can be important. They are great for paring as well.
These are meant to be used to cut dovetails which are usually cut in softwoods for the sides of drawers, but I have been using them around the shop for general work some of it in hardwoods and the edge hangs on well until you get to something like Wenge, just saying, they won't then replace our standard ground bevel edged chisels, they have been truly useful though as an adjunct.
Prime bevel can be restored using our honing guide at a stop measurement of 1 23/32” (43.5 mm)
Lie-Nielsen Chisels are based on the Stanley 750 Bevel Edge Socket Chisels. Socket chisels are not common these days, perhaps because they are expensive to make, but Stanley and others once produced these chisels in a vast array. Socket chisel handles are less likely to break than tang chisels and can be replaced easily. At 9" long, our chisels are particularly comfortable in the hand and have excellent balance.
As usual, natural timber can differ from piece to piece, although we have done our best to keep to the photos shown.
Chisel Bevel Edged Socket Dovetail Set
- Brand: Lie-Nielsen Toolworks
- Product Code: 1-C-B-DT-set
- Availability: Available
- Ex Tax: AUD $362.73