One of the nicest things to do in wood is thread chasing. A master in doing this is Jan Hovens. He makes these thread chasing chisels himself. They are consistently high in quality. The handles are of Robinia and finished with oil. This is the set of chisels with 1.6 mm pitch. Thread chasing is a piece of work tht demands a bit of concentration, but also addictive! Use preferably wood with a fine grain and preferably the grain running between centers. For wood species with an open structure, chasing is less good. Most suitable are hedge and stone beech, Cocobol0, mahogany, Makore, olive wood, ebony, Taxus. Sharpening these chisels goes with a CBN or diamond file. Click here. Should the wood break out (because the structure is not so good, or the wood type is less suitable) you can impregnate the wood in advance with oil. Turn the wood onto the right thickness, start chasing, stop halfway and soak with oil.