How to Use a Wood Chisel

Tips for sharpening and using a chisel, one of the carpenter's basic tools.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Wood chisel

You'll also need a honing guide.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Wet/dry sandpaper, 120, 220, 400 and 600 grits