Carpenters slick chisel, hand forged 3" wide socket chisel with turned maple handle, Black Bear Forge, blacksmith

Carpenters slick chisel, hand forged 3" wide socket chisel with turned maple handle, Black Bear Forge, blacksmith



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steel, maple


This is a large heavy carpenters slick for hand smoothing boards and timbers. A slick chisel is widely used in timer framing as well as boat building. The back of the chisel is kicked up to allow it to plane a flat without the handle interfering in the cut. The blade is forged from a repurposed truck leaf spring with and added socket. The socket is threaded to hold it in place while the joint between blade and handle is forge welded for a permanent connection. The blade is then hardened, tempered, ground and sharpened. the turned maple handle is fit to the tapered socket so that it stays in place without adhesives, but to be safe, always handle socketed tools from the blade.

overall length 30"
Blade length 10"
blade width 3"
blade thickness 3/8"
socket length 6"
handle length14"
maximum diameter of handle 1 5/8"


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183 shop reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Ron Hager Jun 30, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I love these holdfasts!!! They shipped on time and I mentioned that my bench is 5" thick so John made them to work on a top that thick. They work perfectly. Thanks A Lot. Ron.

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Michael Jun 20, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I am so happy with the custom holdfast from Black Bear Forge. I use the Sjobergs Elite 2000 workbench WITH cabinet underneath. Because of the cabinet, (and also because the workbench uses 1" diameter dog holes which seems less common these days), I needed a pretty custom length holdfast. I gave John the necessary dimensions and the holdfast works WONDERFULLY. I'm so excited to have it and I already ordered a second one.

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jmturley Oct 11, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing quality and an amazing product. Holds securely in even my modified Harbor Freight bench (added 2inchs of oak under the top). One swift tap and everything is secured in place. Now to build a bench worthy of your craftsmanship.

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Ryan Behner Jul 24, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing holdfast! Very nicely forged and grips extremely well. I have a couple from another seller but these ones are far better! Thanks!

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