USING A WOODWORKER'S CHISEL
The following procedure is designed for using a
With rule and pencil, mark area (1) to be cut with
Examine the grain of the wood, and place securely
in a vise (2) so you are cutting with the grain. The
wood should not be able to move in any direction.
Rough cuts are made with bevel side down (3),
while smooth finishing cuts (4) are made with bevel
Use short, rapid mallet blows to
control depth and length of cut.
4 Start your cut about 1/8 inch from the guide line (1).
Using a chisel and mallet, make your cut toward the
center (the waste area) to protect the edge.
Make small thin cuts. This prevents breaking or
splitting of the work. Check your guide marks often
to prevent overcutting.
Remove the last 1/8 inch using chisel and mallet to
complete the job.