Sunday, 16 December 2012
Barr Quarton Chisels
I've started making a wall mounted tool cabinet with plenty of dovetails, more of that later in the week.
I'm using my fine set of Barr Quarton chisels which are lovely to use with a really good heft, ideal for cleaning out larger dovetails.
Although they came to me razor sharp there were still a few tweaks needed. The first was to cut down the protruding handle top and mushroom the wood over in the Japanese style.
The ash handles came lightly oiled which is not enough protection for the open grained wood. In a short time the grain would start to fill with dirt and look unsightly, so I gave them three coats of Osmo Hard Wax Oil. The matt version suits the ash well and is keeping with the style of the chisels.