Welcome to the June edition of Tool of the Month! This month it's a little look at a special type of chisel called a fishtail chisel.
The fishtail chisel has a fishtail shaped blade (hence the name) that is designed to get into the corners of half-bind/lapped dovetail sockets. These are areas which normal chisels can't reach easily, which can result in a less than perfect joint fit.
My chisel was made in America by Blue Spruce Toolworks, it has a blade made from A2 steel and a curly maple handle.
Another way to reach those tricky corners is to make a skew chisel, this will be covered in a future blog post!
That's all for June! Again it's been a busy month, catching up on work after the disruption (the good kind!!) of a house move and wedding. Look out for July's post coming soon.
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