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    Scored this thing at my wife's grandfather's. I put a fresh sharp edge on the end like it originally had. Not sure exactly what it was used for but the flat on the end was to hit it like a chisel. So now what do I do with it? Sharpen one side for a couple inches? To make a knife type thing? Somehow attach a hatchet handle? It's light and handy. Maybe simply make a kydex sheath for it and call it good? Sandblast and duracoat maybe!

    Any ideas?

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    Kydex is a must!

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    I'm a kydex addict now. Lol!

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    Its a timber framers chisel..... Nice score!!

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    I'm not sure, but I wanted to give a shout out for the architect's scale!! I use mine all the time, too, even though I am the farthest thing from an architect!
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    make a hawk.

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    Thanks! I build custom furniture and anything out of wood I can, so I use the ruler for doing shop drawings. My old boss gave me his architects rule too that he used for yrs at his shop where I worked. Means a lot to me too. I made the drafting board stand up desk it is mounted to if course. Here is the rule. Them things are wicked expensive to buy by the way, the rule. Now about my chisel...


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    Does it appear that there may have been a socket at one time that has been peened over by pounding?

    Is it completely flat?

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    It is possible there was a socket. If you look close at the picture I took it so you could see the folded steel, so there may have been a socket. That would make it a former slick then I guess.

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    It would be a very unusual shape for a timber frame chisel or slick, but a blacksmith could have intended it for that. I was wondering if it was a debarking tool. That would seem more likely to me, especially if it has a curve to it.

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