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TOOL HARDENING
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TOOL HARDENING

The half-circle cutters made from files are easy to harden. The hardening is done in two operations. During the first, the cutter is heated to a cherry red glow in a gas burner or other method. A well-cleaned kitchen gas torch is quite suitable for heating such cutters. The heated tool is quickly lowered into...

HALF-CIRCLE CUTTERS AND CHISELS
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HALF-CIRCLE CUTTERS AND CHISELS

A semicircular chisel is more popular with the carver than a straight chisel, especially in the width of a little finger. Practically it is enough to have four or five semicircular chisels of different radius of curvature and width of blade, i.e. sloping, medium, steep. Two small chisels can be successfully made by yourself from...

Flat chisels
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Flat chisels

Flat chisels are available in stores. If the quality of steel or the size of flat chisels does not suit the carver, then a flat file or personal files can be used with complete success, starting with the narrowest one. They are sharpened without preliminary annealing (by heating) on a sharpening wheel or a water...