How to work a chisel on wood

May 20, 2009
Miscellaneous

Wood chiselMaking nests for new hinges in the door box, too deeply stuck the chisel, and cracks appeared. How to fix a mistake?

You are not the first to have such a trouble when working with a chisel on a tree. To create even edges of the recess, the chisel should not be stuck too deep. There are two ways to prevent a mistake.
The first one is quite simple: it is necessary to work in the upper direction, that is, in the direction of the cut. And if the tree cracks, it is only in the place of cleavage.

The second technique will require a more detailed description.

First, cut the contour of the nest, and then divide its area into separate sections.
Apply uniform parallel notches at a certain depth perpendicular to the wood fiber over the entire area of ​​the nest. Carefully cut out the edge from the center to the edge so that it is even. Also process all the remaining areas, cutting the wood in the direction of the carved areas. With this method, the probability of error is minimal.

If the tree is cut easily, then you can do without breaking the sections: cut small pieces of wood in the direction of the edges.

The bottom of the recess may not be smooth, since the loop will close on top of it. Too much wood can not be removed, as it is necessary for fastening the hinges and screws.

  1. How to work a chisel on woodCut the contour of the nest, indicating its exact boundary in the direction of which you will cut the wood. The chamfered edge of the chisel should face the cut wood.
  2. Apply to the machined: surface a number of parallel notches of the same depth,
    as the contour, perpendicular to the fiber. The closer the notches, the less risk of cracking.
  3. Remove the tree in small pieces so that no cracks form. First, cut the edges, and then one by one and the rest of the sections, moving in the direction of the already cut.

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