Tool Test: Ashley Iles Carving Tools – Good Steel and Good Handles

By Robert W. Lang
Page 27

From the August 2006 issue #156
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Last summer and fall I extensively tested several carving gouges from English toolmaker Ashley Iles. Midway through the testing, I was impressed enough to go out and buy several additional gouges. Both the long-handled “London” pattern and short-handled palm tools were comfortable in the hand and nicely finished with beech handles and excellent quality steel.

From the August 2006 issue #156
Buy this issue now