: Have any of you beveled the sides of your mortise chisels as Frank Klausz
On my web site is a discussion about this point. Please look under
'Mortising by Hand' - 'Finish of Chisel Walls'.
In brief, to use such a chisel, as it penetrates it needs to move along the
mortise in a direction away from the bevel.
: Did you draw file the sides or use some other method of working the metal?
Depending on the hardness of the chisel's temper, this might be difficult,
and is likely to prematurely wear the file.
Jeff Gorman, West Yorkshire, UK
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