In response to Lobby's request and Wood Newbie's QX.
Received the chisels (manufactured by MHG Messerschmidt from
Hartsville Tools) today. The chisels are " hefty" to say the least,
kinda massive in fact compared to my one Sorby 1/2 nominal mortise
chisel. Some effort had been made to remove tooling marks from the
backs and to hone the edges, but more work needed by yours truly to
get them glassy.
Originally question - Are they truly Imperial measure? By my (DI,
Starrett, .001") caliper (I do not have a mic):
I think they're true Imperial measure.
Responding, as requested, before 10 Jan 2006, when they go off sale.
Oringinal QX below.
On Wed, 21 Dec 2205,
wood email@example.com wrote:
I know there are some who will find this question anal, and hell...I'm
not sure I'm not one of them myself.
I would like to acquire a good set of mortise chisels, but so far
one I've found is sold as both metric and imperial.
Yes, they may market their chisels as imperial, but they are marked
metric as well, and a set of calipers says they actually _measure_
Anyone who has any Robert Sorby chisels knows what I'm talking about.
Is there anyone out there who sells a registered 1/2" mortise chisel
that measures 12.7 mm? Or heaven forbid a 3/8" that measures 9.53 mm?
On Fri, 23 Dec 2005 00:21:15 +0000, Lobby Dosser wrote:
GREAT! Try to let us know Before January 10th! :o)
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