Used LN 4 1/2 Cocobolo Smoother, our first Henry Eckert Mortise Chisel finished, and, Gimlets…

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In The Tool Chest, we have a lovely used Lie-Nielsen 4 1/2 smoother with newly fitted Cocobolo handles, more here.

Two good things happened yesterday, the workshop temperature dropped 20°C! and our first production 12mm mortise chisel was finished… It looks nice I think, hope you agree. Good balance, powdered metallurgy tool steel (PMA11-V), socket design, tough straight grained Spotted Gum handles. More info on sizes (metric), availability and pricing soon.


Gimlets? The other day I had to insert some screws into a jig I was making. They needed to be close to an edge, splitting was on the cards, a delicate situation. I used one of the gimlets we had made in France, perfect solution. It gripped easily and seemed to pull itself into the workpiece. The feature of these gimlets is that after the locating screw thread it has an auger which removes the wood chips enabling space for the bulk of the screw. Such a great simple effective tool, well made and well priced for a set of seven sizes.

 

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