The woodworking chisel is a deceptively simple tool, but there are a few subtleties to using one correctly.

I have lost count of the number of people I have recommended this video to. Made by Mike Pekovitch of Fine Woodworking, it covers all the important points and has helped many thousands of woodworkers get to grips with the fundamentals of good chisel technique. 

If you find this video useful, go ahead and click through to the Fine Woodworking Channel and take a look around, it is packed with high quality, beautifully presented and informative content.