Online Lecture: Chiseled

Online Lecture: Chiseled
with Master Woodworker Gary Rogowski
Thu, Nov 5, 2020
Level: All Levels Welcome


The chisel is one of those tools that calls up a variety of woodworking jobs: bottle opener, roof tar remover, nail punch, pry bar and screwdriver, if truly needed. But this wedge shaped object is also capable of some of the finest work at the bench if one knows the secrets to tuning and using its shape. Join our Online series with this lecture entitled: Chiseled to learn the chisel’s charms.

We will begin our chat with a discussion of the geometry of the tool, steel properties, wedge angles, hollow grinding, and sharpening one to razor sharp perfection. Next our talk will turn to the many uses of the chisel at the bench from simple paring operations to hard core mortising work. Learn about the many types of chisels, which to use where, and how to handle one for a whole array of jobs at the bench.

The chisel is a marvelous tool and one set is never far from me at the bench. Come watch on Zoom and learn the chisel’s many secrets.