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Lettering Chisels

  • Carpentry (bench) chisels have a single bevel: a bevel on one side of the blade and a flat face on the other. 
  • Lettering chisels have a bevel on both sides; there is no flat face.

In this workshop I'll demonstrate the fundamental difference between these tools - even though they are both called 'chisels' - and look at their different functions. 

Can carpentry chisels be used in place of the lettercarving chisels? Many beginners have spare carpentry chisels. Can they be adapted for lettering?

Good questions! Watch the video and I'll give you my answer.

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