A chisel is a woodworking tool with a sharp cutting edge on its end, typically with a handle made of wood or plastic. It is used to remove material from the surface of wood, often by striking or driving it with a mallet or hammer. In the context of furniture, a chisel is commonly used for shaping and carving wood, as well as for creating mortises and other joinery work. Cutting tool with a flat edge. Also made in curves and shapes for carving, cutting, molding.