Ashley Iles Carving Gouge 1.25×17 CURVED is made in the UK by respected tool makers Ashley Iles (Edge Tools) Ltd.
This curved gouge will allow you to carve deeper into a bowl normally after a straight gouge or an adze.
Can also be used for carving the bowl of a spoon, using a ‘choked-up’ technique.
Alongee pattern, i.e. blade tapers all the way from the shoulder to the cutting edge.
Made from 01 Tool Steel. The 32mm (1 1/4″) cutting edge is ground to 25 degrees, with a middle-of-the-road no.17 sweep.
Overall length 305mm (12″) with a 150mm (6″) beech handle fitted with a brass ferrule.
Whilst curved (or bent) carving gouges have a bolster on them it is best not to bash them with a wooden mallet. The forces involved can do strange things to the structure of the steel, hand pressure is always best.
These gouges are used by students on our Carve a Wooden Bowl Course.
Ashley Iles Carving Gouge 1.25×17 CURVED comes sharpened and honed ready to use.
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