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263946 John Ruth <johnrruth@h...> 2017‑11‑14 Re: Protuberance on chisel (upper ferrule)
GG's


The "upper ferrule" is properly called a "Schlagring" - I believe the late Jim
Thompson, who signed himself as "The Old Millrat," introduced this term to the
Porch. It's of German origin.


Jim used to turn them on a metal-cutting lathe out of pipe.


And, yes, they are of greatest use on a heavy-duty chisel.  They are frequently
seen on Japanese-style framing chisels.


After a period of use, the wood fibers get smashed over the edge of the
schlagring and further beatings sort of trim the edge.  IMHE, the chisel is
acceptably easy on the hand after top gets smoothed out by use.


John

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From: OldTools  on behalf of John M Johnston (jmjhnstn)

Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:06:24 AM
To: curt seeliger
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Subject: Re: [OldTools] Protuberance on chisel (upper ferrule)

I would also add that Lonnie Bird (look him up) also does so. It's all about
making the tool more useful.

Cheers,
John

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On Nov 14, 2017, at 10:51 AM, curt seeliger mailto:seeligerc@g...>> wrote:
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Frank Klaus (go look him up) also suggests doing so. You won't wreck them,
you'll just make them comfortable and improve the ergonomics for whacking
them.
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