Wood Carving Chisel

Guidelines shown below are for the cutting edge angle. Since this blade is honed, no secondary / micro bevel is given (as with Bench Chisels).

The angle (β) is the effective grind angle at the chisel point. The angle measured with the WM-200 AngleMaster will be greater than β, but only by a very small amount.

General Guidelines
Material β Notes
Hand Work Mallet Work
Softer woods 15º
18º - 20º
e.g., bass or tupelo
Medium woods 17½º
20º - 22½º
e.g., maple
Harder woods 20º
23º - 25º
e.g., ash or oak

Notes & Comments
Information regarding Grindstones

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