The Ashley Iles CURVED GOUGE 1″x17 will allow you to carve deeper into a bowl.
Made in the UK by respected tool makers Ashley Iles (Edge Tools) Ltd.
An Ashley Iles carving gouge such as this can also be used for carving the bowls of spoons, 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 25mm (1″) cutting edge is ground to 25 degrees, with a middle-of-the-road no.17 sweep.
Total length 305mm (12″) with a 150mm (6″) beech handle, 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 bowl carving courses and on our own bowls.
Ashley Iles CURVED GOUGE 1″x17 comes sharpened and honed ready to use.
YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO BUY THIS PRODUCT.