Try paring cut's with a Japanese chisel. You will never go back to western
style chisels again ! They have there place in Woodworking. Might not buy
more than 3-4 though.I just happen to own 2................1/8 in and a 1/2
in. one. NOT real good one's but medium grade. They are not meant to BANG on
with a big hammer ! More like tapper hits, if ever. Try a 1/4 to a 1/2 in
one first to see if you like the way they feel, before commiting to a full
firstname.lastname@example.org (Charlie Self) wrote in message
I'm guessing it's like the way the handle on a slick curves away
from the back of the blade. That way you can keep the whole of the
chisel back referenced on the work without having the handle in the
way (or having to have an extra-long blade so that the handle never
contacts the wood).
An extreme version of the same principle would be a crank-neck
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