framing chisel

  1. a woodworking chisel for heavy work and deep cuts, often having a handle reinforced to withstand blows from a metal hammer head.

Origin of framing chisel

First recorded in 1870–75
Also called mortise chisel. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for framing chisel

Historical Examples of framing chisel

  • The Framing-chisel should be held in the left hand, and the blows dealt upon the handle with the mallet in the right hand.

    The Boy Craftsman

    A. Neely Hall

  • The framing-chisel, Fig. 67, is thick and heavy and was formerly much used in house framing.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes