Forget the chipper and use a large hammer!
Thanks for the suggestion.
thanks too it could not been simpler!
I have a chipper that I bought 30 years ago and it works a lot better than the current ones.
It's extremely sharp !
My business partner got ahold of some new versions and sharpened them up. Worked better, but it's never much fun. Now we only use blocks when we can't get Pistoles.
I know a Pastry Chef that would just smash the blocks onto the floor and then bang the large chunks onto the side of the workbench.
Thanks for the response. I also bang the block on the cement after I put it into two large plastic bags. Thanks for the idea of sharpening the chipper. I'll try that.
how about a paper guillotine? Sharpen it to a finer point. Maybe weld some spikes onto the blade.
I would be interested. Where are you located?
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area
I use a chisel from the hardware store and a large rubber mallet. I found it works much better than the chocolate chipper -- it's sharper.
Thanks for the great suggestion. By the way, since I have been using a hammer on my chipper, the wooden handle began to split so I taped it up very well to preserve it as long as possible.