USE/CARE OF HANDTOOLS & MEASURING TOOLS - OD1621 - LESSON 2/TASK 2
finished with a chisel. A short stopped chamfer must be made entirely with
a chisel. A chamfer is usually made symmetrically at 45. Mark guidelines
with a pencil; the guidelines for a 45 chamfer will be the same distance
back from the edges on both surfaces of the wood (figure 85 on the following
CHISELING DIAGONALLY ACROSS GRAIN.
Do not use a marking gage or knife to make guidelines,
since they leave marks in the wood which are difficult
To cut a stopped chamfer, hold the chisel with the edge parallel to the
slope of the chamfer and cut with the grain as in ordinary horizontal paring
(figure 82 on page 105).
Begin at the ends and work towards the center.
The ends of a chamfer may be either flat or curved. If flat, use the chisel
with the bevel up. If curved, keep the bevel down when cutting.