Carve a spoon this Easter, an Easter sharpening session, and an Easter gift…
Ray Iles comes from a famous edge tool making family in the U.K. Ray comes from the ‘old school’ so hence makes exceptional reliable and sharp tools. His range of carving tools are perfect for spoon carving. Blades are in O1 tool steel and handles are traditional beech.
A great Easter project. See Ray Iles’s range of carving tools here.
So the odd plane(s), chisel(s) and hand scraper are blunt and backing up. Maybe time for a sharpening session this Easter. We say, with a Henry Eckert Honing Guide & Angle Setting Jig that sharpening a plane blade or chisels’s micro or secondary bevel should take less than 8 minutes including removing and reinstalling the blade. Shapton ceramic whetstones complete the sharpening kit. We also say, sharp tools are the secret to enjoying whatever your woodwork project may be.
See our sharpening section here. You can also read and download our sharpening instructions here.
We ship overnight with Startrack Express, so there are three shipping days to make it by Easter.
Every order this week will include a complimentary Henry Eckert notebook. We think they are really nice to use, I’m on my fourth. The other three full notebooks are safely stored for reference, they seem to develop into diaries… Happy Easter.
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Our White Bronze Chisel/Flush Plane has been around us in various forms for around a year now. Our pattern maker is over it, too many changes! He uses Jelutong wood to do the initial shape, changes are easy if you are reducing the shape but not so easy to increase the shape. After we both…