My friend Dr. Bruce Dembling recently invited me to his small blacksmith shop in Charlottesville, Virginia. In the above video you’ll see how he repaired several problems on my old antique woodworking chisels.

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These blacksmith chisel repairs included:

1. Fusing a broken chisel blade:

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2. Removing the “mushroom” from a socket chisel:

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3. Cutting off the end of an irreparable chisel fracture:

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This video isn’t meant to be a full tutorial of blacksmith work, but an enjoyable tour and a tutorial for those already familiar with the basics of blacksmith techniques…so don’t get mad if some details are left out!

If you’re interested in learning more about blacksmithing for woodworkers, then buy these DVDs by Peter Ross (master blacksmith). I’ve loved them!

 

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