Each year, when Christmas come, I know that I won’t sleep much because of hand-made present I like to offer.


This year, I will focus on mom’s present. She is a gilder, at the Atelier Or et Patine (click!), and she happens to need some chisels, since her current ones were made in China and about to break.

The perfect opportunity for me to work with wood, steel and leather, my favorite materials!

The fact that I had to make several chisels on the same model made me design some specific tools, especially a basic lathe, from stuff picked across my workshop.


Here is the result, a leather toolbag containing 6 chisels with wood handles and XC75 steel blades (one forged).



As usual, the fabrication process is detailed in the gallery below!


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