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Old 01-10-2010, 05:11 PM
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... I wonder how they look now after that use!?!
Of course that's the "before" photo, I'll never post the "after", but the chisel's still around and the wall is now gone.
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Old 01-11-2010, 02:16 AM
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Hello John

Have You used those beasts yet? How are they in use? They look so nice, I'd be scared to use them...I'm serious. But they inspire good work I'm so used to my old blue handle marples, those beasts would blow me away:p
I also wonder how they sharpen?

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Hello John

Have You used those beasts yet? How are they in use? They look so nice, I'd be scared to use them...I'm serious. But they inspire good work I'm so used to my old blue handle marples, those beasts would blow me away:p
I also wonder how they sharpen?

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Me too, I was using my "blue handle Marples" all day yesterday. They sharpen nicely & you don't mind giving them a wap with a mallet.
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hi john, you know, it was that photo and a chat with fred that convinced me that i had to get these chisels.

i actually have your photo on my desktop so i remember exactly what i have ordered.
i have also held the heavy duty firmer chisel and it is a brute.
it could do some serious damage!

trent informed me he is also making a contractor thru tang chisel in the future, similar to the stanley fat max thru tang but obviously with a lot more bling!
i have seen 1 prototype and i am convinced that i need these thru tang chisels also.
i just hope i win the lottery soon!
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:10 AM
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You know, if I were to buy a few new chisels, I'd probably go with some butt chisels. The most time spent with a chisel in my hand is when I'm dovetailing (which I do quite a lot of). I'm not ashamed to say, I love my old marples. They are not pretty, but neither am I The 6mm & 10mm chisels are used the most for dovetailing.

If I could buy a few new chisels, I'd probably go for some of those "Dovetail Chisels" from Czeck Edge tools. I'd have to force those old marples out of my hands first

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Old 01-11-2010, 04:49 PM
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Have You used those beasts yet?

... I also wonder how they sharpen?
I have used them, Okamisan, but not much because they only come into play when "brutes" are needed. But when needed, they really are a pleasure to work with.

I haven't had to sharpen any yet, they are all still razor sharp. I guess that's partly because of little use and the M2 steel. (And no, I haven't actually used them on anything made of concrete. ) I think you can see the hollow grind on the blade in the photo. When the time comes, I don't think it will take much effort to hone that small edge.
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That background just automatically brings that thought out -- I wonder how they look now after that use!?!
With that special steel it may be one WW chisel you can use for that.
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I have just picked these up yesterday from Trent's factory/workshop.

The handles are Tiger Myrtle, brass ferule and the blades are cryogenically treated M2 high speed steel.

I believe Fred, John and a few others have these wonderful tools. I am now a proud owner myself and I thought I would share a few photo's before I start using/abusing them this afternoon!

I also received a calf hide strop which I can use to quickly resharpen the chisels.
The mallet is made from Crow's Ash, with Tiger Myrtle and a very hard Australian hardwood for the striking face. I will have to check with Trent to see what this hardwood is. Maybe Fred or John know?

I have also ordered a 6 piece set of heavy duty socket firmer chisels including a heavy duty mortising mallet.
Trent has informed me that I will be receiving the last set as he will no longer be producing this style of chisel.
He will be making similar chisels, but not exactly the same.

Anyway, enjoy the tool porn.
Sorry about the terrible photos, all advice is welcome!

Regards, Justin.
Justin,

Those are such beautiful chisels. Trent really is amazing and I also love that strop. Unfortunately I do not know what the wood on the face of the mallet is but I was wondering if you would please take a picture of the face where you would strike the chisel?

As it turns out I just finished skyping with Justin. He is a truly wonderful person and of course anyone who enjoys tool porn is way oky in my book.

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