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265992 Bill Ghio <bghio@m...> 2018‑06‑08 Re: Using a lock mortise or swans neck chisel
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> On Jun 7, 2018, at 7:30 PM, Christopher Dunn  wrote:
> 
> Galoots
> 
> I've got some deep blind mortises and I'd like to clean up the
> bottoms. You're probably thinking that nobody will ever see the
> bottoms so why bother? I'm not sure I can sleep soundly knowing my
> mortise bottoms are unkempt (dirty clothes all over the place, that's
> fine, but unkempt mortise bottoms are certainly not). So I bought a
> lock mortise (or swans neck) chisel.
> 
> I figured, how hard can it be? It's got an end that will cut me, and
> an end that won't. Apparently it's pretty hard cause I can't figure
> out how to use it!!!!
> 
> So how do you use it?
> 
> Do you hold the handle with two hands and dig with it?
One or two as it suits you. 

> Is the curved part for prying?
Yep
> 
> Do you hit it with a mallet?
Nope

Bill

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