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Noel

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Yes Tony, you've been snooping around other people's workshops, haven't you?
Well, you can tell your friend that they have a very nice set AI chisels. Perhaps your friend could tell us more about them?

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Mmm..

Round bits, steel bits, bevels ,sharp ends etc etc. These are very probably chisels. I have heard you can buy such things on ebay or B&Q.

I see these ones have gold labels though..
 
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Yes, my Ashley Iles bevel chisels have finally arrived. Yeah!!!! :p :p :p

I haven't had time to try them yet but my elder daughter managed to cut her finger on one when I left them on the worktop after opening the packaging, so at least they are sharp :p Actually they are razor sharp :wink: They arrived very well packaged and with a lifetime guarantee and a standard offer to regrind them free of charge if I am unhappy in any way :wink:

Very heavy and the handles are quite long and thick. The blades taper down to near nothing towards the cutting edge and I feel that dovetails will be a delight with these babies in hand

First signs are that they are worth every penny and I can't wait to actually use them tomorrow.

I nearly went for Sorby, was tempted to save up for 2 years for the LNs, but in the end I found that the AI's got better reviews almost everywhere.

Sorry Alf, I know I must try harder :oops:
 
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Noely":e6khvogj said:
Yes Tony, you've been snooping around other people's workshops, haven't you?
Well, you can tell your friend that they have a very nice set AI chisels. Perhaps your friend could tell us more about them?

Rgds

Noel
:p :p :p

Of course :p :roll:

Chris

I can't manage your subtle gloats like the LN chisels slipped into a photo waiting for someone to notice. I bow to the master of subtle gloats. :wink:
 

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Tony,

Actually, I thought it was quite an elegant, restrained gloat :)

In any case, I shall be very inerested to hear what you think. They are lovely looking chisels and I like the way that AI appear to be ready to grind them to your wishes. I've seen these appearing in photos waiting to be noticed as well - last occasions I think was Kevin Ley in F&C.
 

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Congrats Tony......good choice!

I've been using my set of AI chisels for about a year now and I think they're the business! They hold a really sharp edge and I feel that the larger handles give you more control and stops you gripping them too tightly. I've been using then quite a bit over the last week whilst building the new dining room table and they are a pleasure to use!

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waterhead37":31q4oca0 said:
Actually, I thought it was quite an elegant, restrained gloat :)
H'oh h'absolutely. A dedicated thread and a 800x600 pixels picture size. Pure class... :lol:

Any chance of a close up of the beveled edges, Tony? And maybe something round the ferrule area too? You don't get to gloat scot free you know. :wink:

Cheers, Alf
 
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Alf":1cw4od0d said:
waterhead37":1cw4od0d said:
Actually, I thought it was quite an elegant, restrained gloat :)
H'oh h'absolutely. A dedicated thread and a 800x600 pixels picture size. Pure class... :lol:

Any chance of a close up of the beveled edges, Tony? And maybe something round the ferrule area too? You don't get to gloat scot free you know. :wink:

Cheers, Alf
Will do tonight - I take it you want a side view of bevel.
 

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Will do tonight - I take it you want a side view of bevel.
Side view, top view, three-quarter view, X-ray, electron microscope - whatever. I'm not fussy :D Ta muchly.

Cheers, Alf
 
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Here you go Alf. Marks were left from the packaging goo that was on blades, not even managed to wipe them over yet :roll:









 
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The considerable extra weight when compared to the two-cherries makes a real difference :)

First impression is that when used straight from the maufacturers packaging they out perform my lovingly fettled Two-Cherries with their flattened (and yes polished now, Philly :) ) backs and carefully honed edges :shock:

I spent hours on those cherries and was really pleased with their performance too :twisted:

I reckon the steel is not as hard as the cherries though.

I will write a review when I have the backs fettled and have used them for a while.
 

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Ta muchly, Tony. It does confirm the impression I got from a fleeting look at them at a couple of shows. I'm afraid the Man from Maine still has the, er, edge as far as my chisel desires are concerned at the moment. Blast him. :(

Cheers, Alf

Off to sing three verses of Rule Britannia to make up for these unpatriotic sentiments. :oops:

P.S. When did you sneak over the 1000 post mark anyway?! Congrats. 8)
 
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Alf":1cnosvu8 said:
P.S. When did you sneak over the 1000 post mark anyway?! Congrats. 8)
Didn't think anyone had noticed :cry: :cry: :wink:
 
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