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    Any ideas other than a leather roll up to protect chisels from getting beat up in tool boxes? I usually buy them on the fly and sharpen them when I feel ambitious. After realizing how many I have around it think its time to treat them better after I sharpen them.
    Tom

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    Re: Protecting chisels

    Got this tip on these forums a few years ago.

    Get lengths of various diameter braided pvc tubing at the box store and slip them over the chisel. Works great.
    Steve

    "Get three coffins ready" - A Fistful of Dollars 1964

    http://youtu.be/KZ_7br_3y54

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    • #3
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      Braided PVC? Not sure what you mean Steve
      Tom

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      • #4
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        Originally posted by Top Notch View Post
        Braided PVC? Not sure what you mean Steve
        vinyl tubing

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        • #5
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          Geeze wasn't thinking, Thanks I like this idea
          Tom

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          • #6
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            No, I think he means expandable braided sleeving.
            http://www.buyheatshrink.com/braided...d-sleeving.htm

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            • #7
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              Go to the plumbing section where the tubing is like what you use for a water level. Next to it is a stronger tubing that has a mesh within the wall. Its called braided pvc tubing. I keep them in a zipper bag.

              The guys already posted.....since I just got home I went to the truck got a pic for you.
              Steve

              "Get three coffins ready" - A Fistful of Dollars 1964

              http://youtu.be/KZ_7br_3y54

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              • #8
                Re: Protecting chisels

                to resist rust
                I cold blued my chisels
                Beware of the man whose belly does not shake when he laughs

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                • #9
                  Re: Protecting chisels

                  Originally posted by phillip View Post
                  I cold blued my chisels
                  Seems this is going to need explanation too. I got rust with warm... then FREEZE your butt off, then warm.. of this winter.
                  David Tuttle

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                  • #10
                    Re: Protecting chisels

                    no comment
                    Beware of the man whose belly does not shake when he laughs

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                    • #11
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                      now I know I am a hack. I do not think I have ever really worried about my chisels at all.

                      I keep them sharp but once they are ready to go I stick them back down into my tool bucket and away they go. I can cut just about anything I need to and I do not think of them as fine finsih tools. Mine are just like the stanely shown and for the cost of them I do not concern myself to much about keeping the ends protected.

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                      • #12
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                        I use plastic chisel guards. I picked up a set at Rockler but I don't see them on their website. They look like these. http://www.amazon.com/Footprint-1602.../dp/B003Y3BMA2

                        LeeValley also has a set. http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/pag...22&cat=1,41504
                        Tool Reviews

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                        • #13
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                          no phillip my tools are rusting this year as the weather is bouncing all over the place. What is bluing? I know of a blue used by machinist is that to which you refer?
                          David Tuttle

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                          • #14
                            Re: Protecting chisels

                            Originally posted by texastutt View Post
                            no phillip my tools are rusting this year as the weather is bouncing all over the place. What is bluing? I know of a blue used by machinist is that to which you refer?
                            By "cold blue" I mean the common touch-up bluing found down at our corner gunshop that is simply swabbed on and then rinsed off, usually with plain tap water, repeat 3-6 times oil wipe and coat with wax or oil

                            Not 100% protection but it does resist rusting, wipe dry and oil or wax as needed
                            Last edited by phillip; 03-02-2011, 09:06 AM. Reason: was going to post about blue body parts, thus the no comment
                            Beware of the man whose belly does not shake when he laughs

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                            • #15
                              Re: Protecting chisels

                              Depending on how you carry your chisels it could be as simple as a covered Tupperware container with a block of 2" rigid foam scrap to set the tips in. Gets a little loose....change the side used for the tips.
                              Take Care

                              Jim

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