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    Default New Tool Gloat with Potential Tool Envy

    Here's one for all the Dolabrologists out there (from the Greek word Dolabra = celt or chisel (σμίλη, dim. σμιλίον))

    The boffins at the Telegraph Point Chisel works R & D Department (Recreation and Drinking) have done it again.
    Here is a first for Woodwork Forums, a peek at the soon to be released Amazing Multi-Chisel.
    Multi-chisel eschews the popular bevelled edge, and goes back to Dalobra's roots to revive the firmer chisel style, with its added advantages.
    Multi-chisel comes with a pebble finished iron oxide coating that takes years to form naturally, but is added in our laboratories to enhance the antique effect.
    Multi-chisel's handle is made from carefully selected timbers which are nearing extinction in the wild, as they have all been replaced by thin steel(?) tubing sourced from China. Only cupboard-aged broomsticks are used, and of these, only those which have finally lost their bristles, make it to become our select chisel handles.
    Our skilled artisans always drill oversized holes in the handles to allow the chisel's blade free movement, so that the tang can be examined for wear and tear. This is a feature seldom, if ever, found on our competition.
    Where Multi-chisel really shines is in the huge variety of applications where it can be used.
    Remove old weatherboards? - no problem.
    Lift old carpet smoothedge?- piece of cake.
    Dislodge the deepest set staples? - made for it!
    Open paint tins - your kidding right? Of course - only joking!
    Best of all, the serrated blade makes chiselling out stubborn nails an absolute breeze. And, the more you use it the better the serrations become. Another first for Multi-chisel.
    Try turning one of those pansy bevelled edge chisels on its edge to deeply bed a reluctant nail head - can't be done! No problem for multi-chisel!
    Maintenance of your quality Multi-chisel is easy and quick.
    For best results in edge and surface preparation, we recommend gravel driveways, with a range of stones. Don't be lazy now, and skip any of the intermediate grits, your Multi-chisel won't thank you for it.
    Best of all - if you order the right handed version, we'll throw in a left handed one for the same price. That's right - two for the price of both!
    Don't be the last to order multi-chisel!
    Act now!
    Order before father's day and we'll throw in some old battery acid, so you can start aging your other chisels to build up a set of look-alike multi's.
    Act Now!
    .... some old things are lovely
    Warm still with the life of forgotten men who made them.

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    Sorry Scribbly,

    No way, I've got a full set of them already, I'm a bit short on hammers with paint splatter tho.

    Regards
    Ray

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    SG,
    I don't think you have given your design team the credit it so richly deserves...the beautifully executed turning of the handle. With it's perfectly spaced pair of three rings each, is in perfect balance with the surface treatment on the metallic elements of the piece. When such restrained decoration is used in this context, the viewers eye is drawn to the darker, harder surface, where at it's end the sharp edge leaves the viewer on the one hand wanting to pick it up, and on the other revolted by the thought. Such provocative work will not go unnoticed.

    Regards,
    Peter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightwood View Post
    SG,
    I don't think you have given your design team the credit it so richly deserves...the beautifully executed turning of the handle. With it's perfectly spaced pair of three rings each, is in perfect balance with the surface treatment on the metallic elements of the piece. When such restrained decoration is used in this context, the viewers eye is drawn to the darker, harder surface, where at it's end the sharp edge leaves the viewer on the one hand wanting to pick it up, and on the other revolted by the thought. Such provocative work will not go unnoticed.

    Regards,
    Peter.

    Hi Peter,
    Thanks for the compliments.
    You know the first rule of business:
    Undersell and Overperform.
    I hope I haven't set the bar too high.
    Naaah! I think we are on a winner with this one!
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    Like the smiley
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayG View Post
    Sorry Scribbly,

    No way, I've got a full set of them already, I'm a bit short on hammers with paint splatter tho.

    Regards
    Ray
    Damn! I haven't got a 'painting hammer', but I'm sure I'll find a vintage one on epay
    that must be how they apply hammertone paint.

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    Sort of like a walk through the kitchen at the Scribitas R&D, look out Rob Lee.

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    Hi Tom

    There are a few more uses that you've missed ...

    Glue scraper
    Paint scraper
    Hammer
    Paint can opener (really, how could you not include this on)
    Screwdriver (says Lynndy as she looks over my shoulder)
    Cutting dovetails (OK, I think I'm out of ideas )

    Regards from Perth

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    you frogot to mention wire cutter.

    how mutch?

    dose it come with that excelant hammer.

    dosent matter if it dot i got me one of them already. the type that the claw bends when pulling a 1" nail from pine. and the nails spread the head out. lose rubber grip on a bendy (shock absorbing) fiberglass handle. good quality those.

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    Thanks fellas.
    Yeah you're right, Multi-chisel can also be used for:
    wire cutter
    Glue scraper
    Paint scraper
    Hammer
    Paint can opener (really, how could you not include this on)
    Screwdriver (says Lynndy as she looks over my shoulder)
    Cutting dovetails (OK, I think I'm out of ideas )

    but the marketing department is saving those for our u-beaut socketted version of the same tool.

    How good is that hammer?
    It even wobbles on its handle adding that essential element to woodworking that gives it - and us the edge .................. risk!
    No longer is woodwork mundane and predictable ................ now it's Risky!!
    Give your fingers the thrill they've been missing as they tingle in anticipation of that misdirected stroke, or that combination of everything being slightly off at the same time.
    Then ............... whammo! We get one of those: Are we paying attention yet? moments.
    Ahhh .... woodwork ...... Life on the edge!
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    A few others uses that SWMBO found for mine...

    Bolster chisel
    Masonry scribe
    Bulb dibbler
    Tyre lever

    I may be weird, but I'm saving up to become eccentric.

    - Andy Mc (AKA "Ghost who posts." )

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    I think my dad can beat them all. He's used a chisel to cut through sheet metal

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    Hi Scribbly,

    I see the fine team at the TelePoint international marketting department are on the case.

    http://www.forums.woodnet.net/ubbthr...lapsed&sb=5&o=

    Just goes to show, good products will attract the overseas buyers..

    If I cross-post a link to WoodNet, who have already cross-posted a link to here, does that create an infinite loop.

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    Surely the next level of expansion is the seamless transition from household to garden... weeding, digging holes for seedlings, scrapping bird crap off outdoor furniture...

    I don't just want one, I NEED one!

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    And at the end of the day you can remove a whole lot of material from under your fingernails with that finely honed edge, maybe even a pedicure if you can bend over that far.

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