Talking about issues you have with the behaviours of another person is very difficult, especially to their face.
In a situation where you are friends, it would be reasonable to discuss how you feel. Ideally before he went. If he followed protocol for his trip he hasn't done anything wrong...
I've tried a few of the US comedy shows. Best so far, Trailer Park Boys (Conky and the Swaze express is the peak), Always Sunny, F is for Family have hit the spot thus far. The internet is very convenient.
You'll be waiting a while to pick up Lidl ones. They are fine but not worth waiting for.
The Narex 8116 are decent enough Narex Chisels - 8116 Cabinetmakers Chisels Set of 6 (nat). If a set is a bit rich, just buy a 6mm 12mm and 25mm. They sell them separately.
A good honing guide is cheap. Less than £10.00 for a perfectly good clone of an eclipse.
Grinding a thick iron (old wooden plane irons or modern thick version) is not much fun. You can do without one but eventually it will be useful to have a grinder. Many people who enjoy hand tools have a big...
I'm no expert. Andy T is very good on that stuff. I just love the logo. I've not noticed it being soft but I've not used and reviewed to the extent you have.
I don't "need" 90% of the old chisels I pick up from...
The I Sorby firmer. It was a heavily used tool when I bought it from the local . I cut 12mm of the handle to get rid of the damage. Note the bulging leather washer. All original from what I can tell.
I agree with Tony. I'm not in the market for chisels but they are attractive and would be...
I've got some old chisels, workman-like. They have leather washers that have bulged. Yours I can barely notice. I think you're at the point with your tool making where it's up to you.
I don't have the Seaton book to hand but I guess the leather washer is more of a 19th/20th century thing?
For me it's the DeWalt. It's not to the same quality as the Elu it copied when DeWalt bought the company but everything falls right to hand and it's still plenty good enough.
I might be bias as I've used that pattern of router for 24 years.