The Birth of a Tool, Part 2

By Ashley


John Neeman’s Timber Framing Chisel.

It’s Friday, and if you’re like me, you might be gearing up for some fun weekend adventurers. What’s a more satisfying endeavor than making a tool from scratch? It’s a great weekend to fire up the forge! Earlier this week, we shared part 1 of John Neeman Tools’ “The Birth of a Tool” series. That video showed the process of creating an axe entirely from scratch. Part 2 is about making a chisel.

The video begins with metal heating in a forge inside a rustic workshop; aside from some modern tools and technology, it’s almost a timeless location. The metal is then shaped, hammered and heat treated. Once the chisel is complete, the craftsman makes the handle, bringing in a plank of wood from the snowy landscape surrounding the workshop. The wood is cut down to size, and then painstakingly shaped and sanded until a beautiful smooth piece emerges. It’s then affixed to the metal, sanded a bit more, stained and waxed. The logo of the company is then etched into the wood.

Check out the video below for some weekend inspiration, and watch Part 1 here.

Via: All Outdoor

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Charles is the editor for 248 Shooter a midwest based gun news and gear review site as well as Online Content Director for On Target Magazine. He is an avid student taking classes from top tier trainers around the country. Charles shares his love for training as well as experience and opinions on some of the most talked about gear and products used by competitive shooters, military, leo and civilians.