Making a Butterfly Chisel for Woodworking

17 jan. 2021
159 600 Weergaven

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This week i made a butterfly chisel. Chisels are a crucial woodworking tool but they are not very portable-so i solved that problem by crossing a chisel with a butterfly knife. The big inbus screw i added in the end will help with absorbing the force when hammering so the two screws in the handle are protected.

Also big thanks to Hassan who sent me the Damast Steel! check his work here

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  • Is it just me or does it look like a surprised baby yoga on the bottom of that comb 🤓

    nicolas pereznicolas perez6 dagen geleden
  • I was using a thin grinding disk while I was working on a project. The edge somehow got a nick in it. I thought I will use it until the bad part wears away. The disk caught on an edge and exploded. A piece flew into my hand at the first knuckle on my left hand. I don't know how to explain this without the gore, but the piece went to the bone. I got it stitched, but the whole hand got infected and they had to pull the stitches back out, (to let the gash drain), and they gave me antibiotics. The shot of antibiotic had a very long needle, so my behind now hurt for days as well. lol It has been three months and I can now close the hand without a lot of discomfort. I have been closing the hand to try to stretch out the injured area and have it heal without restriction. The knuckle does not look the same as it did before. I will have to think of an interesting story about it. Maybe, while wrestling with a bear at my campsite..... I ask that you consider wearing a full face shield and gloves, (like the cut resistant type butchers and wood carvers use), when using a grinding disk. Best wishes to you from Nevada USA

    DannyB1954DannyB19549 dagen geleden
  • you are crazy

    Abdulrahman ALSHEIKH ALIAbdulrahman ALSHEIKH ALI19 dagen geleden
  • I know it is a butterfly knife, but I absentmindedly thought to my self "Switchblade Chisel" and now not only does Laura have another project but I need to go put together a Heavy Metal / Industrial band.

    Jeff SwiggumJeff Swiggum25 dagen geleden
  • Can you give a hint, where you get the butterfly comb? It looks pretty high quality. Not like cheap stuff. Thx

    Bernd FahmBernd FahmMaand geleden
  • Why did you use coffe? What for?

    alitaalitaMaand geleden
  • Yeah this is illegal in Germany, ask me how I know!

    Schmidtchens KatzeSchmidtchens KatzeMaand geleden
  • Does anyone know what that coffee dipping step is for?

    Vidit KatlanaVidit KatlanaMaand geleden
    • It’s to bring out the different colours of the two types of steel

      Laura KampfLaura KampfMaand geleden
  • Sin afán de molestar me gustaba mas tu antiguo taller, se veía muy acogedor que despertaba la creatividad, inspirativo para realizar obras de arte.

  • The female version of Jimmy diresta

    Shane HartShane HartMaand geleden
  • Hope to find wife like you 😅

    الخمعلي Sts7766الخمعلي Sts7766Maand geleden
    • Good job 👍

      الخمعلي Sts7766الخمعلي Sts7766Maand geleden
  • the most bad ass chisel in germany

    MMMaand geleden
  • Could you suggest this to Joe B. He needs A lot of help. Pray for all of us.

  • Hallo Laura! Deine Sachen gefallen mir sehr gut. Ich habe auch etwas selber entworfen, dass dir auch gefallen würde. Schau es dir einmal an und sag wie es dir gefällt. lg Martin

    Martin KirchbacherMartin KirchbacherMaand geleden
  • Awesome!! I keep a bali (butterfly knife) at my cnc to play with while its cutting. Now I want to make butterfly tools 🔧!!

    C3D PROP SHOPC3D PROP SHOPMaand geleden
  • This was awesome! What a cool idea

    Wired_WorkshopWired_WorkshopMaand geleden
  • Is that the same metal brick from weighing down the sander when making the bar tabletop?

    Kai WeixelmanKai WeixelmanMaand geleden
  • hey great result however the heat treatment probly. didn't work that well since it wasn't hot enough for the quench

    iDiYETiDiYETMaand geleden
  • таким пером можно и по человеку резьбу устроить )) где-то в темном переулке ))))

    Сергей КачуринСергей КачуринMaand geleden
  • Richtig schönes Werkzeug geworden. Toller Stahl. Mann war ich enttäuscht als Teen, als Butterflys verboten wurden. Hatte eine ganze Sammlung. Danke fürs Zeigen Gruß Sascha

    Sascha LBSascha LBMaand geleden
  • Sehr schön! Zum Glück ist er nicht scharf, sonst wäre er hier gleich wieder verboten. 😂

    R. EiltR. EiltMaand geleden
  • You did not anneal the steel after hardening?

    Hakuun YasutaniHakuun YasutaniMaand geleden
  • Was ist das denn für ein cooler Schleifstein?

    LobsterthoLobsterthoMaand geleden
  • Thanks for the Video.

    Charles ZimmermannCharles ZimmermannMaand geleden
  • Really smart idea! Safer and more useful that regular butterfly knifes.

    J TJ TMaand geleden
  • I was tempted to ask what lager was being used to temper the steel... ;)

    tymtymMaand geleden
  • Are you not making one for all of us? Take our money!!!! Make a kit!!! I need this more than air

    originalzooriginalzoMaand geleden
  • Would like to see a cold coffee etch on the chisel

    Jeff P.Jeff P.Maand geleden
  • Looooooove her so much no waste no way!!!!

    originalzooriginalzoMaand geleden
  • Thats amazing and I would definitely buy one!

    KtfayeKtfayeMaand geleden
  • We can always wait for something awesome from you, Laura !!! No matter if it's wood, metal or any other kind of materials mixes 🤩 surrendering to your touch of master and your sensitivity !!!

    Newton SantosNewton SantosMaand geleden
  • I thought you were quenching that in Bier and was going to offer a firm "Prost" !

    Lyle StavastLyle StavastMaand geleden
  • Nice chisel Laura! 👌👌👌

    DIYPDDIYPDMaand geleden
  • @laurakampf really cool project. You did an awesome job!

    Eric PedersenEric PedersenMaand geleden
  • Hallo, darf ich fragen ob mna damit Geld verdient? Arbeite auch als Handwerker, aber das was Geld bringt ist leider nur zeug, das nicht so spektakulär ist. Darum frage ich ob sowas Geld bringt und wenn ja wie :D

    Dalila TosiDalila TosiMaand geleden
  • Very creative!

    Skewed MakerSkewed MakerMaand geleden
  • Dope

    Marcia McMillanMarcia McMillanMaand geleden
  • That’s awesome! I love it!

    Kings Fine WoodworkingKings Fine WoodworkingMaand geleden
  • Genius !! Thanx for Sharing !

    StepCorn GrumbleteatsStepCorn GrumbleteatsMaand geleden
  • Making a Butterfly Chisel for Workshop Safety


    Ryan MoutonRyan MoutonMaand geleden
  • The orientation of the Damascus needed to be rotated 90°

    For YouTubeFor YouTubeMaand geleden
  • Laura: "That's not a chisel, this is a Chisel!" Love ur work!

    aGeek GoneMadaGeek GoneMadMaand geleden
  • Need a drill press...straighter holes 😉

    RB ArtistryRB ArtistryMaand geleden
  • Laura you want check out Fast Cap they have folding chisel and other stuff. Great build. Keep it up . Stay safe and warm.

    Clyde NakashimaClyde NakashimaMaand geleden
  • So cool!! This makes me want to do it to an old knife I have

    Johnny Tromboukis WoodworksJohnny Tromboukis WoodworksMaand geleden
  • The poor little fella looked terrified! 😂

    piggymitopiggymitoMaand geleden
  • Amazing Laura

    Ade HAde HMaand geleden
  • Here in the UK we would drink that coffee afterwards. Hate wasting things.

    Mr StrongMr StrongMaand geleden
  • Really nice chisel! But I think you should work on your butterfly skills a bit before you get into a street fight with is.

    Markus KarlssonMarkus KarlssonMaand geleden
  • Be careful with the laws in your country; this could be considered an illegal switchblade in some places. I personally think it's a safer version of a chisel; but judges may see things differently.

    QuestionerQuestionerMaand geleden
    • Was thinking the same thing. Since there is a "blade" I am pretty sure this would be illegal in Canada. Beautiful work, though!

      Beauregard SlimBeauregard SlimMaand geleden
  • I just did something similar! I made a marking knife switchblade.

    J.R. MillstoneJ.R. MillstoneMaand geleden
  • please please pretty please market and sell these!

    BjORN TOuLOuSEBjORN TOuLOuSEMaand geleden
  • A chisel that's actually illegal in norway (and some other countries too, I guess)

    Hunken på røntgenHunken på røntgenMaand geleden
  • What a great build , turned out amazing 👍

    Richard IngleRichard IngleMaand geleden
  • Was that blue dykem in a spray can?

    James StJohnJames StJohnMaand geleden
  • Nice work. Have to grap a comb!

    Mats AnderssonMats AnderssonMaand geleden
  • I leave this under every video I watched, it helps the algorithm.

    mick mullermick mullerMaand geleden
  • ich krieg jedesmal einen Herzriss, wenn du mit dem Finger über die frisch geschnittene oder gebohrte Oberfläche gehst.... tolles Projekt, gefällt mir sehr gut...

    thilo g.thilo g.Maand geleden
  • Interesting techniques vs absolutely useless device 🤫 =))

    Eugene TEugene TMaand geleden
  • One of the most beautiful chisels ever created I'd have to say

    Jordan LarsonJordan LarsonMaand geleden
  • I like these handtool hacks that you do. Was also very impressed with your bench grinder, sliding, chisel honing rig. I have a Richard Kell honing guide that is great but yours looks very sturdy!

    Tony SansomTony SansomMaand geleden
  • Don’t mess with Laura, she’ll cut your ass with this...chisel... :-p. Wonderful as always, you’re one of my favorite go to channels

    batterymaker Mark IIbatterymaker Mark IIMaand geleden
  • What was that coffee bath?

    sikkepossusikkepossuMaand geleden
  • need to practice you flipping skills but that's an awesome idea.

    Quequeg1Quequeg1Maand geleden
  • This is real nice way to showcase ur creative chops! And I didn't know u could use coffee like that. Cool build!

    Aditya PrakashAditya PrakashMaand geleden
  • No band saw??

    Alonso MartinezAlonso MartinezMaand geleden
  • I want it

    VinyldecalgraffVinyldecalgraffMaand geleden
  • Should make hole set would keep everything way sharp.

    mess up naill gun face guymess up naill gun face guyMaand geleden
  • Your coffee making method resembles mine on a Monday morning - *starts pouring* more.... More......... More................... Ok that's probably enough. For the first cup.

    Paddy QuigginPaddy QuigginMaand geleden
  • Laura ich danke dir erstmal für das coole video. Und ich muss dir sagen : ich hatte das gleiche vor ca. 2 jahren mal vor, habe es dann gelassen weil ich davon ausgehen muss das das deutsche waffengesetz den feinen unterschied zu einem echten butterfly nicht sieht. Ich hoffe das du auch grade trotz Video welches ja den Besitz beweist keine Schwierigkeiten bekommst Lg

    Julian fdschuleJulian fdschuleMaand geleden
    • Da lags du richtig in Deutschland definitiv verboten und ein verstößt gegen Waffengesetz.

      leszy lleszy lMaand geleden
  • Great job. But can some explain the coffee part?

    Jace LittleJace LittleMaand geleden
  • Love this idea

    David ClementsDavid ClementsMaand geleden
  • Mmmm. Apple juice quenched. Delicious.

    Peter GamachePeter GamacheMaand geleden
  • As always, inventive, creative, joyful. Best wishes from the Allegheny National Forest in Northwestern Pennsylvania,

    Eric StoeverEric StoeverMaand geleden
  • For me, this is an ultra cool and handy chisel!! I have a few flat chisels that could fit the bill for a gadget like this. Might try this one myself.

    ronniestanley75ronniestanley75Maand geleden
  • What steels is it a Damascus of?

    PerfumedManateePerfumedManateeMaand geleden
  • Fark thats badarse!

    Matt WillisMatt WillisMaand geleden
  • I love this. I’ll take a 1/2” one please 🤪

    Brian PrusaBrian PrusaMaand geleden
  • How is that chisel supposed to work if the back is not flat and shiny as a mirror at NASA?

    John PattilloJohn PattilloMaand geleden
  • Whimsical and well done!

    Ben HoutekierBen HoutekierMaand geleden
  • Excellent project 👍

    GP DIYGP DIYMaand geleden
  • ... Did she just quench steel in an IKEA glass??

    Cris van EijkCris van EijkMaand geleden
  • So cool!

    no love for a nationno love for a nationMaand geleden
  • Advertising yourself for "Forged in Fire"?😎

    Joachim DeussenJoachim DeussenMaand geleden
  • I really like the idea of being able to protect the sharp edges from being damaged or causing damage to other objects. The case is right there & you don't have to go looking for it. You have a marvelous mind!

    Mary BlaylockMary BlaylockMaand geleden
  • This is awesome. There's a dude on Instagram that's developing balisong scissors and they look really well designed.

    CallumCallumMaand geleden
  • The grain down the steel is so beautiful, it looks alive. I learn new things from each of your videos Laura, thanks.

    Simon NoakesSimon NoakesMaand geleden
  • Great idea. Close it up and protect the cutting edges.

    Daniel - S/V RhapsodyDaniel - S/V RhapsodyMaand geleden
  • very slick hack, Habu's Damascus is beautiful. You did that piece of steel proud. Thank you.

    divyajnanadivyajnanaMaand geleden
  • Amazing! Why did you dip the chisel in the coffee? Is that a preservative for the metal or a stain?

    John OwenJohn OwenMaand geleden
  • Why soak in coffee? Quenching in oil I’ve seen before.

    Bryan CraggsBryan CraggsMaand geleden
    • The coffee 'stains' the different layers of metal to show the Damascus pattern. It's like a really weak acid. Alec Steele's channel has a video about it if your interested.

      Callum RussellCallum RussellMaand geleden
  • 👏👏👏

    Értima DantasÉrtima DantasMaand geleden
  • Switch blade carpenters pencil would also be cool

    Jacob PaulJacob PaulMaand geleden
  • Fun hack ^^

    Tanguy PinelTanguy PinelMaand geleden
  • I love the way you think , your ideas and repurposing of items is inspiring .

    Joseph BrauerJoseph BrauerMaand geleden
  • Wie geil ist das denn!?!!

    Alexander SchmidtAlexander SchmidtMaand geleden
  • Thanks for the way you encourage viewers to think creatively.

    Garry RyanGarry RyanMaand geleden
  • Nice conversion 👍✌️😊🙏🏼🛠⚒🛠⚒

    TomásTomásMaand geleden
  • Great work 🤟 its fun to see your projekts👌 what brand an model is your vest in that video?

    Søren LundSøren LundMaand geleden