Tool Test: Ashley Iles Turning Tools

By Steve Shanesy
Page: 30

From the April 2005 issue #147
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Although highly regarded and widely distributed in England, turning tools from famous toolmaker Ashley Iles have been scarce as hen’s teeth on this side of the Atlantic. Now, speciality tool online retailer Tools for Working Wood is changing all that and turners here should take note.

This line of well-made tools include the standard offerings of most turning tool manufacturers such as spindle and bowl gouges, parting tools, scrapers and skews. But Ashley Iles also offers some specialty tools and hefty versions of the more common tools, like standard traditional pattern spindle gouges, and a long and strong 1″ bowl gouge.

From the April 2005 issue #147
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