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Ashley Iles Pole Lathe Turning Tools

Ashley Iles Pole Lathe Turning Tools

Bodger's woodturning tools differ from power lathe woodturning tools in several respects.

At the low speeds of pole lathe turning the forces and 'wood miles' involved are greatly reduced, so sharpness is a higher priority than wear resistance. For this reason bodgers prefer their woodturning tools to be forged from carbon steel rather than HSS.

The grinding angles are also generally lower, again sacrificing a little edge retention in pursuit of maximum sharpness and the tools are kept carefully honed.

We strongly recommend that pole lathe turning tools should not be used on a powered lathe, if you want carbon steel tools for power lathes (skews in particular work beautifully in carbon) please give us a call.

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  1. Ashley Iles Pole Lathe Woodturning Tools Set 1

    £115.00

    Like all Ashley Iles tools these woodturning chisels are hand ground entirely by eye, with all edges carefully eased. They are forged from O1 carbon steel, heat treated to RC61 for optimum edge taking and retention.

    Set 1 is a collection of tools for smaller turnings between centres, we recommend these tools as a starter set, you can always add a bowl gouge or some of the larger tools if you want to get more adventurous with your turni...

  2. Ashley Iles Pole Lathe Woodturning Tools Set 2

    £119.00

    Like all Ashley Iles tools these woodturning chisels are hand ground entirely by eye, with all edges carefully eased. They are forged from O1 carbon steel, heat treated to RC61 for optimum edge aking and retention.

    Set 2 is a collection of tools for producing larger / longer turnings between centres, if you want to get into a bit of faceplate turning too, add a bowl gouge.

    The set comprises:

    • 1-1/2 inch Shall...
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    Ashley Iles Pole Lathe Deep Roughing Gouge 1-1/4 inch

    £30.00
    The main job of the roughing gouge is to bring the workpiece down to a cylinder. However, with pole lathe roughing gouges there is quite a bit more to them than that.

    The tool can be angled to produce tapers and establish gentle curves, the corners can be used on edge like a skew to produce a cleanly worked surface or knife in layout lines for later stages of the turning. Freshly honed and held diagonally across the rest it can also ...
  4. Ashley Iles Pole Lathe Shallow Roughing Gouge 1-1/2 inch

    £30.00
    The shallow roughing gouge, as the name suggests, is used to bring the rough blank down to a smooth even cylinder.

    The shallow gouge takes a broad light cut, it gets through material quickly and leaves a reasonably level surface - ideal for turning larger blanks.

    When used canted over this tool is also capable of producing an extremely fine finish.
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  5. Ashley Iles Pole Lathe Pole Chisel 1-1/2 inch

    £29.40
    Ashley Iles pole chisels have lovely broad blades, forged and hand ground from O1 carbon steel and hone to a mouthwateringly sharp edge.

    Primarily used for levelling straight sections, they are also wonderful for high accuracy work like sizing tenons.
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  6. Ashley Iles Pole Lathe Pole Chisel 2 inch

    £32.80
    Ashley Iles pole chisels have lovely broad blades, forged and hand ground from O1 carbon steel and hone to a mouthwateringly sharp edge.

    Primarily used for levelling straight sections, they are also wonderful for high accuracy work like sizing tenons.
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    Ashley Iles Pole Lathe Skew Chisel 3/4 inch

    £21.60
    There is nothing like a wonderfully sharp carbon steel skew chisel for producing a clean glossy finished surface on the wood. The tool is usually used on its side, short edge at the bottom, and cuts with the lower half of the edge. With the skew inverted, the tip can be used to carve in crisp features like lines and v grooves.

    Ashley Iles round the edges of the skew chisel so that it rides easily along the tool rest without snagging.
  8. Ashley Iles Pole Lathe Skew Chisel 1 inch

    £23.10
    There is nothing like a wonderfully sharp carbon steel skew chisel for producing a clean glossy finished surface on the wood. The tool is usually used on its side, short edge at the bottom, and cuts with the lower half of the edge. With the skew inverted, the tip can be used to carve in crisp features like lines and v grooves.

    Ashley Iles round the edges of the skew chisel so that it rides easily along the tool rest without snagging.
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    Ashley Iles Pole Lathe Spindle Gouge 3/8 inch

    £24.50
    The AI pole spindle gouge is a truly elegant tool, ground to a very thin section with a classic fingernail grind it is extremely nimble and precise.

    The spindle gouge is used for shaping tight curves and profiles when working between centres.
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  10. Ashley Iles Pole Lathe Beading and Parting Tool 3/8 inch

    £22.60
    Used for parting off the turning from the lathe, and also for forming square steps in the work, tenon shoulders, depth marking grooves at transitions etc.

    In its other role, the beading and parting tool can be rolled left and right to produce a decorative or functional raised bead on the surface of the turning.
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  11. Ashley Iles Ferret

    £22.20
    Used for fibre extracting and as a ring release tool - for forming the inner part of a captive ring. A universal tool which works both right and left handed. Use a skew chisel to shape the outer curve of the captive ring. ...
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