What can you do with a chisel?

Learn how to use the chisel: the most versatile tool in your shop!
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Affordable chisel options! (Scroll down for affiliate links)

Narex True Imperial Chisels:
(My favorite affordable chisels)
Narex Metric Chisels:
(Same blades; beech handles; metric widths.)
Irwin Blue Chisels:
(Affordable, reliable. This is the set I use for homemade tools like my rabbet plane.)
Grebskt Chisels:
(Ultra-cheap; totally decent. I used these for my handle-making video. For the price, they’re pretty great.)


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Use your chisels to make these tools!

Router Plane

Rabbet Plane

Grooving Plane

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Wood Work for Humans Tool List (affiliate):
Gyokucho Ryoba Saw:
Dewalt Panel Saw:
Suizan Dozuki Handsaw:
(Winner of the affordable dovetail-saw shootout.)
Spear and Jackson Tenon Saw:
(Needs tune-up to work well.)
Crown Tenon Saw:
(Works out of the box)
Carving Knife:
Narex True Imperial Chisels:
(My favorite affordable new chisels.)
Blue-Handled Marples Chisels:
(I use these to make the DIY specialty planes, but I also like them for general work.)

Honing Guide:
Norton Coarse/Fine Oil Stone:
Natural Arkansas Fine Oil Stone:
Green buffing compound:

*Marking and Measuring*
Stockman Knife:
(For marking and the built-in awl).
Speed Square:
Stanley Marking Knife:
(Excellent, inexpensive marking knife.)
Blue Kreg measuring jig:
Round-head Protractor:

Forstener Bits:
Spade Bits:

Orange F Clamps:
Screw Clamp:

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