Post-and-Rung Mortise Chisels Materials


We now offer a pair of specialty chisels for post-and-rung chair makers. Both are 5 mm in width, which is very close to 3/16-inch.
The H-142 dogleg mortise chisel has been created especially for cleaning the bottom of slat mortises on ladderback chairs.
The new H-145 mortise chisel was refined after Hans participated in our 2009 ladderback chairmaking class. The chisel is rather short for balance, and it’s carefully ground so that the chisel sides don’t interfere with the mortise walls. A brass ring on the end of the handle makes the chisel suitable for striking with a steel hammer.

H-142 5mm (3/16") dog leg mortise cleaning chisel
H-145 5mm (3/16") chairmaker's mortise chisel


We have added a beautiful V gouge to our selection of Karlsson paring gouges. This one is 12mm wide (about 1/2”) with a 70 degree enclosed angle. These are made like the other HK paring gouges that we have been using and selling since 1991. Forged from extremely tough ball bearing steel, with Hans’ unique, very comfortable squarish wood handles. The shaping of the V cutter is particularly well refined. They are supplied extremely sharp.

H-146 12mm V gouge

The H-141 mini goat foot V gouge is used for double-cut engraving. Anyone who has used very small V gouges knows that they can be a problem. We believe that Hans has this one working just right. It comes sharp and ready to use.

H-141 Mini goat foot V-gouge


This specialty gouge was designed to be easy to hold while hollowing the bowl of small and medium size spoons. Like all other Karlsson tools, it works beautifully. Made from high quality tool steel. The 20mm width of the cutting edge equals about 13/16 inch.

H-148 20mm spoon carving mini-gouge


How To Order
Tools can be purchased three ways: Order by phone (Office hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Eastern Time) using your Visa/MasterCard for payment; order by mail, by clicking on Order Form (you can print the Order Form on your computer's printer, but we do not yet offer on-line ordering); direct purchase at our store and showroom.

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