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Ray Iles

Ray Iles

Ray Iles was one of the last people to learn the trade of toolmaking from the little mesters of Sheffield. As well as being one of the country's foremost authorities on 20th century tools, Ray also makes a superb range of new replacement cutting irons, green woodworking and chairmaking tools from his workshops in Lincolnshire.
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  1. Schtickle Ray Iles Plane Iron RI002 (Stanley 72)

    £13.30
    Ray Iles RI002 1-5/8" (41mm) plane iron, 3mm thick O1 carbon steel hardened to RC59-61. Ray Iles RI002 plane iron to fit the following chamfer planes:
    • Stanley No.<
    • Preston equivalent
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  2. Ray Iles Straight Edge Whittling Knife

    £31.50
    Carving green wood into spoons, bowls, kuksa and other items has to be one of life's simplest and most soul nourishing pleasures. It is all the more enjoyable if you have invested in good quality knives that are comfortable to use for long periods. Hand forged O1 carbon steel, carefully heat treated to give a smooth, crisp edge that is both long lasting and easy to maintain. At first glance the beech handles look fairly ordinary, but they f...
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    Ray Iles Whittling Knife

    £31.50
    Carving green wood into spoons, bowls, kuksa and other items has to be one of life's simplest and most soul nourishing pleasures. It is all the more enjoyable if you have invested in good quality knives that are comfortable to use for long periods. Hand forged O1 carbon steel, carefully heat treated to give a smooth, crisp edge that is both long lasting and easy to maintain. At first glance the beech handles look fairly ordinary, but they f...
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    Ray Iles Shallow Spoon Carving Tool (Left)

    £33.50
    Carving green wood into spoons, bowls, kuksa and other items has to be one of life's simplest and most soul nourishing pleasures. It is all the more enjoyable if you have invested in good quality knives that are comfortable to use for long periods. Hand forged O1 carbon steel, carefully heat treated to give a smooth, crisp edge that is both long lasting and easy to maintain. At first glance the beech handles look fairly ordinary, but they f...
  5. Ray Iles Shallow Spoon Carving Tool (Right)

    £33.50
    Carving green wood into spoons, bowls, kuksa and other items has to be one of life's simplest and most soul nourishing pleasures. It is all the more enjoyable if you have invested in good quality knives that are comfortable to use for long periods. Hand forged by Ray Iles from O1 carbon steel, carefully heat treated to give a smooth, crisp edge that is both long lasting and easy to maintain. At first glance the beech handles look fairly ord...
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    Ray Iles Traditional Large Spoon Carving Tool (Left)

    £31.50
    Carving green wood into spoons, bowls, kuksa and other items has to be one of life's simplest and most soul nourishing pleasures. It is all the more enjoyable if you have invested in good quality knives that are comfortable to use for long periods. Hand forged O1 carbon steel, carefully heat treated to give a smooth, crisp edge that is both long lasting and easy to maintain. At first glance the beech handles look fairly ordinary, but they f...
  7. Ray Iles Traditional Large Spoon Carving Tool (Right)

    £36.50
    Carving green wood into spoons, bowls, kuksa and other items has to be one of life's simplest and most soul nourishing pleasures. It is all the more enjoyable if you have invested in good quality knives that are comfortable to use for long periods. Hand forged O1 carbon steel, carefully heat treated to give a smooth, crisp edge that is both long lasting and easy to maintain. At first glance the beech handles look fairly ordinary, but they f...
  8. Ray Iles Deep Spoon Carving Tool (Right)

    £33.50
    Carving green wood into spoons, bowls, kuksa and other items has to be one of life's simplest and most soul nourishing pleasures. It is all the more enjoyable if you have invested in good quality knives that are comfortable to use for long periods. The deep spoon carving knife is designed for getting inside tight corners, this tool is traditionally used for spooncarving, bowls, Kuksa, etc. but is suitable for carving any relatively tight radi...
  9. Ray Iles Mini Froe

    £47.50
    A new addition to the Ray Iles Green Woodworking Range, these delightful 6 inch froes are made from the same EN9 spring steel as the large froes and fitted with a 10 inch beech handle....
  10. Ray Iles Large Froe

    £52.00
    Made by Ray Iles from EN9 spring steel, this high quality 10 1/2 inch froe comes complete with a 14 inch beech handle....
  11. Ray Iles Premium Froe

    £54.50
    Made by Ray Iles from EN9 spring steel, the premium froe is the same size as the large froe, but the canals are rounded, making it more efficient at moving through the wood and easier to use. Comes complete with 14 inch beech handle....
  12. Ray Iles Small Drawknife

    £47.50
    This slightly smaller version of the Ray Iles drawknife is ideal for more delicate work and a more manageable size for youngsters Beautifully forged and ground from Sheffield 01 high carbon steel, it is fitted with beech handles and brass ferrules. Blade depth 1-1/2" (40mm) Weight 470g Cutting edge 6" (150mm)...
  13. Ray Iles Large Drawknife

    £51.50
    Used for drawing wooden beams, forming dry pegs and adding details like chamfers and lambs tongues, this beautifully forged and ground single bevel drawknife is made by Ray Iles from 01 high carbon steel, and fitted with beech handles and brass ferrules. Wonderful for shave horse work. Blade depth 1-1/2" (40mm) Weight 560g Cutting edge 8-1/2" (220mm) ...
  14. Ray Iles Gents Drawknife

    £67.50
    The Ray Iles gents drawknife has a slender blade forged from 01 high carbon tool steel with a 6" (150mm) cutting edge. It is fitted with elegant, slightly splayed handles, beautifully turned from English yew and fitted with solid brass ferrules. In spite of the name 'gent's drawknife' this light, delicate and precise tool is ideally suited to ladies and youngsters involved in the craft of green woodworking. The historical precedent for the...
  15. Ray Iles Mike Abbott Drawknife

    £57.50
    Designed by Mike Abbott and manufactured by Ray Iles. This 8" drawknife has slightly flared handles which are bent backwards, meaning the handles of the drawknife are at approximately the same angle, whether you are using them back down, or cannel down. Blade depth 1-1/2" (40mm) Weight 560g Cutting edge 8-1/2" (220mm)...
  16. Ray Iles Leather Drawknife Cover (Large)

    £12.50
    A sturdy riveted leather cover that keeps the edge of your Drawknife safely protected. Fits the Ray Iles Large Drawknife and Mike Abbott Drawknife. Will also fit the Ray Iles Scorp. Size: 8 inches...
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    Ray Iles Rounding Plane 1 inch (25mm)

    £43.50
    Prepare your own dowel and tenons in any reasonably straight grained timber you like! These Ray Iles rounding planes can be turned by hand or clamped in a vice and the prepared blank driven through with an electric drill. Beech body. O1 carbon steel blade....
  18. Ray Iles Drawbore Pins 3/8" Beech Carver Handle

    £62.50
    Drawboring is a traditional technique for tightening and reinforcing a mortice and tenon joint. A hole is bored transversely through the mortice and another (fractionally offset) through the tenon. Drawbore pins are then inserted from either side and twisted so that their slightly eccentric grind pulls the joint up tight. The drawbore pins are removed and replaced with a very dry hardwood peg. Once you become aware of them you will find...
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    Ray Iles Drawbore Pins 1/2" Beech Carver Handle

    £67.50

    Drawboring is a traditional technique for tightening and reinforcing a mortice and tenon joint.

    A hole is bored transversely through the mortice and another (fractionally offset) through the tenon. Drawbore pins are then inserted from either side and twisted so that their slightly eccentric grind pulls the joint up tight.

    The drawbore pins are removed and replaced with a very dry hardwood peg.

    Once you become aware of t...

  20. Ray Iles Block Plane Iron RI003 36mm

    £15.00
    Ray Iles RI003 36mm block plane iron, 3mm thick O1 carbon steel hardened to RC59-61. To fit Stanley No.60, 60-1/2, 61, 103, Record 0230, Quangsheng V2 block planes and equivalents. 30 degree primary bevel....
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