Richard Kell

Richard Kell

In the days when engineering firms had a toolroom, where engineers could go to have a specific die or jig individually custom made for a specific purpose, the toolmakers were always handpicked as the most highly skilled, innovative and accurate. It is in this context that Richard Kell is a toolmaker, and a very good one at that. His tools are made from scratch - bores and diameters drilled and turned, threads cut and components heat treated. We are very lucky to be able to get tools that have been made to such high standards.
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    Richard Kell No.3 MkII Honing Guide & Starter Wedge

    £59.90
    The Rolls Royce of honing guides, the Richard Kell No.3 MkII is an astonishingly accurate piece of kit. As with Richard Kell's No.1 and No.2 honing guides, the correct working face is used as the datum, but with the No.3 the reference face is a polished brass plate made from engravers 'compo' sheet which is guaranteed much flatter than standard brass sheet. Two very accurate hardened steel dowels register the blade at exactly 90 degrees and t...
  2. Richard Kell No.2 Honing Guide with Large Rollers

    £62.50
    Although a touch less nimble than the Richard Kell No.1 honing guide on narrower blades, the capacity of the Richard Kell No.2 to accept blades up to a width of 2-5/8 inch has made it a bestseller. A pair of large radius polycarbonate washers grip the blade from the sides whilst the back of the blade registers against a pair of stainless steel rods. This unique arrangement uses the correct face of the tool as the datum for the bevel angle and all...
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    Richard Kell No.1 Honing Guide

    £43.10
    Designed to produce consistent, controllable results on blades up to a width of 1 inch, the Richard Kell No. 1 honing guide is a really cleverly engineered piece of kit. A pair of polycarbonate washers grip the blade from the sides whilst the back of the blade registers against a pair of stainless steel rods. This unique arrangement uses the correct face of the tool as the datum for the bevel angle and allows tapered blades such as those found on...
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    Richard Kell Solid Brass Deluxe Dovetail Marker

    £24.70
    Does a dovetail marker need to be this accurate? No. Does using a beautiful precision engineered brass Richard Kell dovetail marker help you to get into the right frame of mind for cutting accurate dovetails? Absolutely. 1:5 for softwoods, 1:8 for hardwoods, with a 90 degree slot for squaring around the edge....
  5. Richard Kell Solid Brass Bevel Angle Gauge

    £12.50
    The original Richard Kell bevel gauge has now been in continuous production for over twenty years. This delightful little gadget accurately measures the bevel angles of chisels and plane irons, indispensable for freehand sharpening. The twelve accurate angle cut-outs have the apex cut away to prevent damage to prepared cutting edges. Angles (in degrees): 15, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25, 27.5, 30, 32.5, 35, 45, 60 and 120 Overall diameter: 2"...
  6. Richard Kell Solid Brass Plate Square

    £9.70
    This small, yet highly accurate plate square from Richard Kell is produced to within 1/2 thou inch square along any edge, a tolerance tighter than British Standard Engineers Grade B. Ideal for checking angles in joints, checking tools for squareness or laying out fiddly bits, you will be surprised at how often you use it. Overall length 2-1/2in....
  7. Richard Kell Solid Brass Centre Finder

    £23.60
    A simple, elegant and highly effective tool for producing lines perpendicular to straight, concave or convex edges. The centre finder has two dowels that locate against a curved surface and a straight edge that gives a line at right angles to the edge. To find the centre of a circular or near circular object simply mark two lines from different points on the circumference, the point at which they intersect is the centre. Solid brass, fini...
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    Richard Kell Solid Brass Adjustable Bevel

    £41.60
    Small but perfectly formed, Richard Kell’s four inch adjustable bevel is a delightful tool to own and use. Reassuringly weighty in the hand and made to extremely tight tolerances. Excellent for laying out complex dovetails and transferring angles from plans or mock ups....
  9. Richard Kell Large Rollers for Kell No 1 and 2 Guides (pair)

    £14.50
    Pair of 40mm diameter UHMWPE rollers for the Kell No.1 and 2 honing guides. Offering increased stability, ease of use and projection accuracy for longer blades. Supplied complete with 2 new circlips. Circlip pliers available seperately. Safety Note: When removing and installing circlips always wear eye protection and ensure there is nobody near you as they can sometimes ping off with considerable force....
  10. Richard Kell Replacement Ertaliyte Rollers No.1 and No. 2 Honing Guides

    £6.30
    Pair of replacement ertalyte TX rollers to fit Richard Kell No.1 and 2 honing guides. Supplied complete with replacement circlips....
  11. Richard Kell Replacement UHMWPE (1p) Rollers No.1 and No. 2 Honing Guides

    £6.30
    Pair of replacement UHMWPE rollers to fit Richard Kell No.1 and 2 honing guides. Supplied complete with replacement circlips....
  12. Richard Kell Replacement Ertalyte Rollers No.3 Honing Guide

    £6.30
    Pair of replacement ertaliyte TX rollers to fit Richard Kell No.3 MkII honing guides. Supplied complete with replacement circlips....
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    Richard Kell Replacement Polycarb Washers (pair)

    £4.20
    Pair of replacement polycarb washers to fit Richard Kell No.3 MkII honing guides....
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    Workshop Heaven Scary Sharpening Kit (Basic) + Richard Kell No. 1

    £99.50

    The new and improved Workshop Heaven Scary Sharpening Kit (Basic) with Richard Kell No. 1 Honing Guide contains:

    • A rock solid, 14 inch wide block of dead flat 10mm thick float glass. This provides the ideal substrate for use with sheet abrasives.


    • An anti-skid mat to support the float glass and keep it in place.


    • 2 sheets each of 40 micron, 30 micron and 9 micron, pressure sensitive adhesiv...
  15. Workshop Heaven Scary Sharpening Kit (Basic) + Richard Kell No. 2

    £116.20

    Workshop Heaven Scary Sharpening Kit (Basic) with Richard Kell No. 2 Honing Guide contains:

    • 14 inch wide block of dead flat 10mm thick float glass
    • An anti-skid mat
    • 2 sheets each of 40 micron, 30 micron and 9 micron, pressure sensitive adhesive backed, aluminium oxide microfinishing film.
    • 2 sheets of 3 micron lapping film.
    • 250ml of HoneRite No.1
    • Richard Kell No.2 Honing Guide
    • ...
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    Workshop Heaven Scary Sharpening Kit (Basic) + Richard Kell No. 3 MkII

    £113.95

    Workshop Heaven Scary Sharpening Kit (Basic) with Richard Kell No. 3 MkII Honing Guide contains:

    • 14 inch wide block of dead flat 10mm thick float glass.
    • Anti-skid mat
    • 2 sheets each of 40 micron, 30 micron and 9 micron, pressure sensitive adhesive backed, aluminium oxide microfinishing film. A
    • 2 sheets of 3 micron lapping film.
    • 250ml of HoneRite No.1
    • Richard Kell No.3 ...
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    Workshop Heaven Scary Sharpening Kit (Magnum) + Richard Kell No. 1

    £128.90

    Workshop Heaven Scary Sharpening Kit (Magnum) with Richard Kell No. 1 Honing Guide contains:

    • 470mm wide block of 10mm thick float glass.
    • Suede leather mat
    • 2 sheets each of 40 micron, 30 micron, 15 micron and 9 micron, pressure sensitive adhesive backed, aluminium oxide microfinishing film.
    • 2 sheets each of 3 micron and 1 micron lapping film.
    • 1 sheet of 100 micron microfinishing film
  18. Workshop Heaven Scary Sharpening Kit (Magnum) + Richard Kell No. 2

    £145.50

    Workshop Heaven Scary Sharpening Kit (Magnum) with Richard Kell No. 2 Honing Guide contains:

    • 470mm wide block  10mm thick float glass.
    • Suede anti-skid mat
    • 2 sheets each of 40 micron, 30 micron, 15 micron and 9 micron, pressure sensitive adhesive backed, aluminium oxide microfinishing film.
    • 2 sheets each of 3 micron and 1 micron lapping film.
    • 1 sheet of 100 micron microfinishing film
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    Workshop Heaven Scary Sharpening Kit (Magnum) + Richard Kell No. 3 MkII

    £143.20

    Workshop Heaven Scary Sharpening Kit (Magnum) with Richard Kell No. 3 MkII Honing Guide contains:

    • 470mm wide block of dead flat 10mm thick float glass.
    • Suede mat to support the float glass and keep it in place.
    • 2 sheets each of 40 micron, 30 micron, 15 micron and 9 micron, pressure sensitive adhesive backed, aluminium oxide microfinishing film.
    • 2 sheets each of 3 micron and 1 micron lap...
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