Hans Karlsson CARVING GOUGE 55-30 STRAIGHT

Hans Karlsson CARVING GOUGE 55-30 STRAIGHT

£93.00

10 in stock

A straight gouge with a 30mm long edge and a medium sweep of this making this a good tool for working a wide range of projects from spoons to small-medium bowls.

For pushing only, not striking.

SKU: HK/55-30B-1 Categories: , , ,

Description

Hans Karlsson CARVING GOUGE 55-30 STRAIGHT is made by renowned Swedish wood working tool makers Hans Karlsson Klensmide AB.

A gouge with a relatively short edge and medium sweep of this making this a good tool for working in smaller spaces or in smaller quantities.  Typically used to hollow kuksa and small-medium size bowls.

Made of high quality steel SS2258. Designed to take a fine durable edge.

Similar to the Hans Karlsson CARVING GOUGE 35-30 BENT but with a slightly shallower sweep.

In bowl carving terms, as a bent gouge, this tool’s role is to remove wood lower down in the bowl after an adze or a straight gouge.

Hans Karlsson has his own reference system to describe the sweep (curvature) of a tools edge. In this case 55 is the curve of a circle designated by the diameter measured in millimeters. And 30 (1 3/16″) is the length of the cutting edge in millimeters from corner to corner.

Overall length 250mm (9 3/4″) including a 140mm (5 1/2″) handle.

The lightly oiled handle is made from locally grown Swedish ash or elm. Designed for comfort in the hand.

NOTE: this gouge is not designed for striking with a mallet, it’s for pushing only.

Hans Karlsson CARVING GOUGE 55-30 STRAIGHT is a beautiful and durable tool that is extremely well finished.

Sharpened and honed ready to use.

A good complement to the Hans Karlsson CARVING GOUGE 55-30 BENT

Additional information

Weight210 g

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