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Old 03-12-2015, 09:01 PM   #41
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I'm not saying mine are sharp. Because they are only so so.

I had a buddy sharpen one of my chisels on some system he had and it ended up with a mirror polish on the bevel of the chisel. It was "scary sharp" for a while.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:06 PM   #42
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I'm not saying mine are sharp. Because they are only so so.

I had a buddy sharpen one of my chisels on some system he had and it ended up with a mirror polish on the bevel of the chisel. It was "scary sharp" for a while.

Ain't "scary sharp" a pleasure?

I use 3/8" plate glass and up to 1200 grit and the Veritas jig for my chisels kept in the shop.
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The system I have heard guys using is actually named "scary sharp" system.
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Im kinda partial to my matsumura firmer chisel...
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The system I have heard guys using is actually named "scary sharp" system.
When done right, it's a mirror finish.
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I like my original sweethearts I picked them up for 10 at a flea market. Don't like the Irwin marples much, they seem too soft. The original marples are still going strong http://www.marples.co.uk/ Erwin just bought the marbles name.
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I keep this one in the bag at all times. All steel so I don't feel bad about beating on it with a framing hammer or hitting nails with it. When I'm doing nice stuff, I'll pack up the bench chisels though.
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I have a set of vintage Buck Bros that I break out for "good" work.

As far as what lives in my bags it's just an old 1" Fuller. Useful as a chisel, scraper, and small pry bar. It actually takes a nice edge when I get around to sharpening it.

I've got a set of Irwin Marples as well. Less than impressed with those.
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I keep this one in the bag at all times. All steel so I don't feel bad about beating on it with a framing hammer or hitting nails with it. When I'm doing nice stuff, I'll pack up the bench chisels though.
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You got a source for those? Can't say I've ever seen one for sale around these parts. Seems like it would be perfect for framing.
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I have a set of vintage Buck Bros that I break out for "good" work.

As far as what lives in my bags it's just an old 1" Fuller. Useful as a chisel, scraper, and small pry bar. It actually takes a nice edge when I get around to sharpening it.

I've got a set of Irwin Marples as well. Less than impressed with those.
I have always kept a good chisel in my bags as long as I can remember. Like I said before I also keep a beater. My occy's have the perfect spot for two anyway.

My Sheffield England Marple should be here any day now.
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You got a source for those? Can't say I've ever seen one for sale around these parts. Seems like it would be perfect for framing.
Lee Valley has solid steel framing chisels.
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I got one of these for a beater, but the handle came off.
I just keep two Stanleys on me all the time, at least one is sharp.
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i carry irwin`s that have the strike cap on them.. the regular plastic handles dont take same abuse as the tang doesnt go all the way through the handle to the strike plate
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Lee Valley has solid steel framing chisels.
Dasco also makes that style to
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If I'm framing, I just keep a cheap 3/4" Husky in the bags. I know a lot of guys who don't carry one for framing, and I certainly never used to. That being said, ever since I started, I find myself utilizing it at least a couple times a day (makes it worthwhile to carry). I use a cheap one so I can abuse it and know replacing it isn't a huge deal. Generally does not need to be kept razor sharp for anything on a framing site.

I have higher quality ones that I'll use for work that requires them. They're always kept razor sharp.
my exact response.
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my exact response.
same here
Cheap 3/4 craftsman chisel I've had for about 10 years...It took the place of another cheap Craftsman 3/4 chisel.
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You got a source for those? Can't say I've ever seen one for sale around these parts. Seems like it would be perfect for framing.
I wish I did, but I'm afraid I bought it at a local hardware store many moons ago and there are no markings on it and haven't seen another one since. Doing a little googling, seems like the closest I could find is the vintage "Craftsman all steel chisel"
https://www.google.ca/search?q=steel...04%3B300%3B146

Like Inner10 said, Lee Valley sells all steel chisels, but I don't like the looks of them, the striking end of them looks too small and asking for a glancing blow to the knuckle.

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Was talking to a blacksmith at a local gun show who specialized in Damascus steel - told me to figure about 200.00 each and I'd have bragging rights forever.

I swung by home crepo on the way home and snagged the dewalt chisel set for under 30 bucks whilst I ponder his offer
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Was talking to a blacksmith at a local gun show who specialized in Damascus steel - told me to figure about 200.00 each and I'd have bragging rights forever.

I swung by home crepo on the way home and snagged the dewalt chisel set for under 30 bucks whilst I ponder his offer
That's actually not a bad price considering how nice they look, but the Damascus is purely cosmetic as he has a piece of solid steel laminated to the Damascus.

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