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265993 "John M Johnston (jmjhnstn)" <jmjhnstn@m...> 2018‑06‑08 Re: Using a lock mortise or swans neck chisel
As for sharpening, see Lee’s book on sharpening. Also, Mike  Wenzloff writes
this:
Due to the shape of what would be called the bevel, they are easiest to sharpen
either with the side of a grinding wheel (light pressure) or by using a stone
set near the edge of the bench and the chisel's "bevel" oriented so the handle
is over the edge.

A swan neck chisel (or, lock mortise chisel) doesn't need a high degree of
sharpness. It is a scraping tool designed for cleaning out bottoms of mortises.
I usually leave it as is off the grinder.

Cheers
John

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