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By rxh
#1207248
OK, here we go. A piece of wood 125 mm long, circular in cross section, rounded at one end, rising to a diameter of 38 mm, decreasing to 26 mm, rising to 35 mm then decreasing to 26 mm . The second end is connected to a piece of brass, cylindrical in cross section and 46mm long. The brass piece is 25 mm in diameter where it meets the wooden piece. This diameter of this piece decreases abruptly to 18 mm at approximately its mid point. The smaller diameter part of the brass piece is tapped in two places in line and fitted with two cheese headed screws. A rectangular slot 13 x 2 mm extends through the length of the wooden and brass pieces.
By patrickjchase
#1207264
Andy Kev. wrote:In any event, Cheshire Chappie trumped you with the bang on correct answer. :D


Wait, the description said that the metal part had a "rectangular cross-section", which would make it a firmer rather than a bevel-edge chisel.
By Cheshirechappie
#1207286
patrickjchase wrote:
Andy Kev. wrote:In any event, Cheshire Chappie trumped you with the bang on correct answer. :D


Wait, the description said that the metal part had a "rectangular cross-section", which would make it a firmer rather than a bevel-edge chisel.


The overall description said 'chisel', and the shape of the ferrule and blade shoulders was distinctively Veritas. As far as I know (and I stand to be corrected) Veritas don't offer a firmer chisel, though the bevels on the sides are not at a particularly steep angle. Thus, it's a b/e chisel, but only just - so Andy's description is pretty close. It was close enough for me to spot it almost instantly, with just a quick confirmatory rootle in google to make sure, mainly because I don't own any LV chisels.

I think Andy's original challenge would have been satisfied by the answer 'wood chisel', and he did say that some forumites may be able to spot the brand. I think he underestimated our woodworking nerdiness!
By Andy Kev.
#1207288
patrickjchase wrote:
Andy Kev. wrote:In any event, Cheshire Chappie trumped you with the bang on correct answer. :D


Wait, the description said that the metal part had a "rectangular cross-section", which would make it a firmer rather than a bevel-edge chisel.

Well pointed out!

I'll have to amend the original now because although for my students the description as it stands is sketchable, it does mean a deviation from the reality.
By Andy Kev.
#1207289
Cheshirechappie wrote:
patrickjchase wrote:
Andy Kev. wrote:In any event, Cheshire Chappie trumped you with the bang on correct answer. :D


Wait, the description said that the metal part had a "rectangular cross-section", which would make it a firmer rather than a bevel-edge chisel.


The overall description said 'chisel', and the shape of the ferrule and blade shoulders was distinctively Veritas. As far as I know (and I stand to be corrected) Veritas don't offer a firmer chisel, though the bevels on the sides are not at a particularly steep angle. Thus, it's a b/e chisel, but only just - so Andy's description is pretty close. It was close enough for me to spot it almost instantly, with just a quick confirmatory rootle in google to make sure, mainly because I don't own any LV chisels.

I think Andy's original challenge would have been satisfied by the answer 'wood chisel', and he did say that some forumites may be able to spot the brand. I think he underestimated our woodworking nerdiness!


As the original (i.e. for teaching purposes) objective of the original description is to achieve linguistic precision, I have to accept Patrick's point. It's a subtle one though as that distinction has evaded me for the approx. 5 years that I've been using the description. :oops:
By patrickjchase
#1207390
Andy Kev. wrote:As the original (i.e. for teaching purposes) objective of the original description is to achieve linguistic precision, I have to accept Patrick's point. It's a subtle one though as that distinction has evaded me for the approx. 5 years that I've been using the description. :oops:


Just replace "rectangular" with "trapezoidal" and you're good to go.

My correction was similarly offered in the spirit of linguistic precision. I'm an engineer, so there's more where that came from :-).
By woodywoodwood
#1207521
Sorry all, plastering.
Here goes-
I am about 16 inches long over all, approx an inch in diameter along my foot long round wooden handle, which has a metal ball and socket on the business end, and a metal square attached to the other end of the ball and socket. This square is approximately 4 inches across each side. I also have a detachable piece of 'dowelling' with a saw kerf lengthways along my 4inch length.

Who am I?

OK, not so good at this - but i reckon you should get it.

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