Corner Chisel

The carpenter's corner chisel squares a mortise after the auger roughs it in. It's an old idea, but for carpenters, the advantage was so marginal it hardly justified the cost. As tools became cheaper, specialty tools like the corner chisel became more common at building sites.

Carpenters, working in straight-grained timbers, can readily square corners with a framing chisel. The edge goes in across the grain and splits off the waste toward the auger hole. For wheelwrights, however, mortising elm hubs called for a more tightly angled corner chisel called the bruzz. Elm has interlocked grain and won't split away neatly like oak or pine. The best way to clear the corners of the tapering mortises in an elm hub is with a tightly angled corner chisel.

Corner chisels are often found sharpened to a point at the intersection. This make placement easier, but also makes the tool more spikelike. It doesn't take too many embarrassing stuck corner chisels to teach you to take smaller bites and work your way into the corner.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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