We have finally bitten the bullet and we are trying to work through a huge pile of old chisels to increase the choice customers have in the website. As ever when doing things properly this is no mean feat, especially when so many vintage chisels require flattening, sharpening, re-handling etc to bring them to a standard suitable for fine woodworking.
Once completed our intention is to then maintain the chisel sections and increase the stock levels over time. It’s no small job as each chisel requires not only refurbishment but also requires enough space to quickly locate the correct individual item when ordered, a selection of images and description is also needed, that means 1000’s of images. You would be amazed how much time is devoted to bringing a good collection of used chisels direct to your computer screen.
I grade chisels here according to a number of factors such as length and quality of maker which often varies dependant an the era the tool was made. Knowing what is better quality than others comes from years of experience in the used tool trade and much of the knowledge has been passed down through experience. Our refurbishment experience is important, as it helps us grade the steel and by doing this to thousands of tools over the years it gives an insight rarely experienced by others.
It has affected the choice of planes etc listed throughout October but it will benefit customers in the future when they just need that perfect chisel for a future project.
To find the chisel section click the categories tab on the website menu (Above) which opens a drop down menu and choose vintage used chisels, this will take you to a collection of sub categories where customers can view a type of chisel needed. A direct link is provided here: View Chisel Section
This is the first News post which is different from the blog that talks about subjects in general.