Buying individual carving tools

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Forum topic by unisaw posted 04-10-2013 01:52 AM 1219 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-10-2013 01:52 AM

I have a set that I got from Woodcraft but would like other sizes. I can only find package deals and I want to find a source for individual sizes and styles. Anyone care to offer sources? I asked Mary May but she doesn’t answer emails apparently.

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#1 posted 04-10-2013 02:06 AM

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#2 posted 04-10-2013 02:26 AM

Trying to find decent carving tools has been a long search for me. I had some old British ones that were great but new ones aren’t properly shaped and tend to be poorly balanced. I’ve gotten those I need from Willock Woodcarving. They’re made by Stubai and are the closest to the good old gouges on the market unless Auriou gets a full line in production. Willock’s web site is:

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#3 posted 04-10-2013 09:06 PM

I suggest looking at carving shows. A decent carving show will have dealers with a wide range of tools.

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#4 posted 04-15-2013 03:43 PM

Woodcraft is the distributor for Pfeil Swiss tools and they sell both sets and individual tools. You can also buy Henry Taylor and Ashley Iles tools here . Personally, I prefer the Pfeils for full size tools.

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#5 posted 04-15-2013 04:08 PM

I am not an expert on carving by any stretch, but I have browsed through the catalog of Traditional Woodwork and was impressed by the number of individual carving knives and chisels that they sold. Here’s a link to their carving tools section on their website:

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