|1/4" Irwin bench chisel and ~1/4" Ulmia mortising chisel|
|The edge profiles|
|That's one long chisel|
|Much easier to tell if you're off vertical|
|Can still use this method with the Irwin,|
but any deviation from vertical is not as pronounced
|See the white reflection at the end?|
That's one dull chisel
I really like the advantage that the length gives. But if the steel is not going to hold up to the stresses of mortising, it might not be worth it.
FLASH! This just in! Thought I was done with this post, but just today I received in the mail a mortise chisel. I had no idea this was coming my way. Ralph, I don't know what to say, but thanks. I owe you big time for this.
|It's a 3/8" (or a tad over 3/8") "pig-sticker" from I. Sorby!!|
|The Ulmia chisel looks like a skinny runt by comparison|
Maybe I should have entitled this post "A Tale of Three Chisels".