Sunday 1 January 2012

Barr Quarton Chisels

Welcome to my new blog, I've been meaning to do this for a long time! My Christmas present (to myself) was this fine set of chisels made by Barr Quarton in America. They came razor sharp and I used the 1/4" and 1/2" to chop out the waste on 36 dovetails in hard maple (see below). The edges stood up extremely well and were still sharp enough to pare end grain, impressive!

The set of four comes with a very sturdy leather tool roll and cost $335 + $50 postage. I've ordered the 1/8" and 3/8" sizes which will complete the set.

A more comprehensive review of these chisels will be published in the March issue of Furniture and Cabinetmaking Magazine

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