USE/CARE OF HANDTOOLS & MEASURING TOOLS - OD1621 - LESSON 2/TASK 2
shearing cut in cutting across the grain.
Always cut with the grain
whenever possible, so that the waste wood will easily split away from the
guide marks. When chiseling on the ends of wood, remove as much waste wood
as possible with a saw. Observe the direction of the grain and start to cut
at an edge to avoid splitting the wood.
Use a shearing cut and make the
Thin shavings can be made without the use of a mallet.
Grasp the handle of the chisel in one hand with the thumb pressing down on
top of the handle. Use the other hand to guide the tool and to supply some
of the driving force, if such pressure is required to do the job.
CHISELING CORNERS AND CURVES.