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Hand ground, razor sharp blades. Tenite II handles are unbreakable and fire resistant. May also be held in correct way.

Will go thru 1/4" plywood. Comes with 5/8" plywood protective jumpsuit and helmet.

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Jim Dillon said...

Gensco, eh? Next time I have some Swedish wood to chisel, I'll remember that.
Oddly* enough I've found, sharpened and used dozens of generic chisels from that era, and they are awesome. Those "tenite" handles are actually dang tough, if ugly, and the steel tends to be tough and hard, and takes a good keen edge. Seems every company on earth was putting out a line of chisels. One of my all-time favorites is a Gambles - - remember Gambles? You're from the midwest, right? But I also have or have seen Penneys, LongNeck, and Trustworthy in addition to the ubiquitous Sears Craftsman. I think they were all either made by Stanley or Buck Brothers and labeled for whoever was retailing them, because they are so, so uniform across brands.
And you're right about the grip. Not even a Swede would hold a chisel like that for very long. Leads me to suspect the hand model is actually a girl.
*Actually it's not that odd, since by trade I am a cabinetmaker. (But I'm definitely NOT at work now, definitely NOT reading blogs while I'm supposed to be working. No way is that happening. And the timestamps on comments to this blog are all in Hawai'i time.)

PhilAreGo@gmail.com said...

Dad taught me, by example, that The Best chisels and knives come from England and Nordic countries. He had some chisels that cost as much as the surgical procedure required to correct a fumble with said chisels. He made hardwood cases to cradle and cherish his chisels for him. The few times I used his chisels (under his supervision), I marveled at how you could glide the chisel through the wood diagonally, without hammering, and how the wood felt creamy and smooth as the edge went through it. Damn good blade.

You have my admiration. Since you're a cabinet man, you can actually make all the different joints, whereas I only know the names of them, like...
-mortise and tenon
-plug and stoat
-loaf joint
-teeble and crowley thrice corner joint


Thanks for commenting, Jim!


Anonymous said...

Mr Dillon, nice post, including the proper spelling of Hawai'i. However, please note that girls *can* handle a chisel properly. Though it doesn't matter who's got the chisel in the photo, as the fine folks at Gensco seem more concerned about Logo visibility than accuracy. -nonmouse

PhilAreGo@gmail.com said...

Ooo, I kind of saw that one coming.

Thanks for reading, everybody!


Fil said...

Battle of the sexes here today. Sorry I'm late.
Hadn't considered that the awkward pose was for logo visibility. Nice catch, Anony.
You are the joint expert, Phil. Do you reckon that is a mortise being chiseled? No doubt a mate for some tenon just off camera. *smug sniff*
I bought some Japanese chisels recently. They have hollow ground backs, so maintaining a flat back is easier. There are various techniques to sharpening, but my preference is sharpening by hand with what they call the 'scary sharp' system. It is certainly effective in getting that feeling of 'sliding' thru the wood.

Fil said...

If you thought the chisel was held strangely, get a load of the sloth-like grip on that blowgun.

Fil said...

And another thing...
"Hey, Skip. Is that a blank space on the Gensco ad? See if you can rustle up some clipart to fill that in with. Oh, wait... here. This was stuck to my shoe... 'Bushman bow saw'...? Meh, good enough."

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