How Do You Use A Chisel To Make Mortises?
A chisel is used to carve items out of wood, stone and some metals. The handle and blade of a chisel is made from wood and metal. Chisels are used in sculpting, woodworking, woodturning and metal resurfacing. A mortise and tenon joint is used to secure two pieces of wood together. The mortise is the hole in one piece of wood into which the tenon (or projection) on the other piece will fit. Search for a piece of wood that is free of knots and nails. Use a clamp to fasten the wood block to a table. Touch the blade of the chisel to find out if the blade is sharp. Sharpen the chisel if needed. Find a comfortable stance to work at the table where your block of wood is fastened. You will need a wood or plastic mallet. Your stance must allow for easy tapping of the mallet to the end of the chisel. Plan out your chiseling-place the bevel of the blade up for your first deep cuts. Concave curves and work in confined spaces call for the bevel to be side down. Square-side cuts are made with the be