Butt Chisels & Butt Mortise Planes

Butt Chisels & Butt Mortise Planes

In the short video posted last Thursday (1/30/2014), Christopher Schwarz talks about chisels. At the tail end of the clip, he talks about butt chisels where he mentions that these chisels are shorter and have great balance when knocking out dovetail waste, but you use a bench chisel for that, too. So why do we have butt chisels? The term is said to originate from the carpenter trade where short […]

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