Hand Forged Woodworking Skews and Slicks
Hand forged then hardened and differentially tempered from high carbon 3/16 - 5/16" thick headsaw steel. An excellent steel for large woodworking hand tools. The blades hold an excellent edge. We recover this high quality carbon steel from lumber mills. It takes more time and effort to retrieve this steel but it is well worth it.
We can also process and and forge 5160, a spring steel we recover from trucks. Again, tough high carbon, quality steel that will hold an excellent edge through the toughest knot.
All our tools carry a lifetime guarantee.
Our Skews are fit with copper ferrules and have a tang 12.5 cm (5") long.
The slicks can be fit with a socket or a ferrule. Both have tangs 12.5 cm (5") long.
The sockets are forged 7.5 - 10 cm (3 - 4") long.
The blades of the slicks are forged offset giving you more clearance from your work.
Skews are bevelled on both sides at acute angles of 15 degrees which will allow you to get very close to your work. The quality sawmill steel we handforge, harden and differentially temper will take an exceptional edge that is guaranteed. These are very nice finishing tools. A Fish-tail slick, heavier than the carving slick, handforged from 5/16" thick high carbon L6 headsaw steel for wood carving, log and timber work. 107cm (30 inches) overall, with a gently curved 4 inch cutting edge. The blade is similar to a fish-tail adze shape It has a thick 3.75cm (1 ½ inch) diameter handle. A great tool for carving wood, finishing timber and cleaning up logs.
Price: 4" - $425
3" - $385
2 1/2" - $355
Item # SS01
Large heavy duty gouges for woodworking. A log home building tool and a carving tool. Forged from .5cm (3/16") sawblade. All our tools come with a handmade leather sheath.
Item #SS04a 5cm (2 inch) , 28 inches overall Item #SS04b 7cm (2 3/4 inch), 28 inches.
Price: $375. Price: $420.
Item #SS05 3.75cm (1 ½ inch), 26 inches overall
Item #SS06 2.5cm (1 inch), 20 inches overall
This medium size Skew is 56cm (22 inches) long overall, and has a 15 degree cutting edge bevelled on each side. The blade is 13 cm (5 1/2") long You can get very close to your work.
Item # SS09 Prices:
1 1/2", $195.
2 1/2", $245.
The small skew is 28cm (11 inches) and has a 3.25cm (1 ¼ inch), 10 degree cutting edge with a fruit wood handle.
Item # SS11
Tools for wood carvers, timber framers, boat builders and log home builders. 61cm (24 inches) overall in length with a 23cm x .5cm (9"x 3/16") blade and a 15 degree cutting edge.
Offset slicks give you more clearance from your work.
Price: 2.5 cm (1 inch) $225.
3.75cm (1 1/2 inch) $245.
5 cm (2 inch) $270.
This Carving slick is a smaller version of the fish-tail slick. 51cm (28 inches) overall. The blade is hand forged from .5cm (3/16") high carbon steel containing molybdenum, chromium and nickel - a tough steel. It will hold its 7.5cm (3 inch) razor edge. The tang of the blade is set 13cm (5 inches) into a thick hardwood handle then set with a copper ferrule. Everything is hand done and carved in to fit. A perfect fit. The handle is offset from the blade giving you better control and more room.
Log home builders use our scarf slick for shaping hand-hewn timbers and as a finishing tool cleaning up logs and corners. For woodcarving it is a excellent tool for shaping and finishing wood sculpture like totem poles and canoes.
They carry a lifetime guarantee.
Item # SS12
Price: 2 1/2"- $325
3" - $340
130cm (36 inches) overall in length. The blade is 1cm (5/16") thick and offset from the handle to give you more clearance from your work. The tang of the blade is burned into the handle 13cm (5") and set with a ferrule which assures a perfect fit. There is 20.5cm (8") of cutting edge angled at 20 degrees. We use steel from headsaw blades, a high carbon alloyed steel; molybdenum, chromium and nickel. We forge, harden and temper the blades into a very tough edged tool. It will take and hold a superior edge.
We'll make whatever size you need.
Item # SS13
The slick is like cutting into butter on this log. I make cuts that are finished. The slick (as you said) is also an excellent prying tool. There is "life in your knives" and I will pass that spirit on.
Thank you for everything
- Keith (Framing slick)
We make hand forged custom slicks and skews for log home building, timberframing, sculpting, woodcarving, and boatbuilding, shipwrights. If you want a certain kind of slick, with a certain weight and a particular edge we will make it with a lifetime guarantee.
We will make any shape or size of skew to fit the wood carving job at hand. 5mm (3/16") thick sawblade steel handforged to a 5 degree on each side of the beveled edge. They are 48cm (19") overall. If you want a custom skew send us a design. Contact us.
Item # SS10 Prices:
1 1/2", $195.
2 1/2", $245.
Traditional Timber Tools. Loghome Building and Wood Carving Tools from British Columbia, Canada.
Gently curved 4 inch cutting edge bevelled at 15 degrees.
Please check out our heavy duty Drawknives. To view them click here.
We guarantee your complete satisfaction with the materials and workmanship on all our tools and knives. All our knives can be sent to us to be sharpened. The sharpening is on us.
"The slick is incredible! It performs beautifully. Thank you very much for offering tools that are a true work of art".
Thanks, Tom (Fish-tail slick)
Offset framing chisels are chisel and slick tools. To view them click here.
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Smaller versions of the flared end slick.
These offset or "dog leg" chisels are excellent carving tools especially getting in and out of corners.
Handforged, annealed, normalized, hardened and then differentially tempered for toughness and to hold a razor edge.
They can have a skewed edge or any kind of edge shape at your request.
Each chisels blade starts with a 5", 12.5cm long stem and an apple or cherry handle 7", 17.5cm long.
1/4" wide edge, $115
The custom Timber Framing slick shown here has a 7.5 cm (3 inch) edge, 3/8" thick steel we recover from chipper blades. Tang and socket fit. The blade tang is offset (doglegged) giving you more clearance from your work. 30 inches long overall with an apple wood handle. We make a lighter slick, 1/4" thick, L6 steel we recover from headsaws.
The tang is set 5 cm (2") past the socket into the handle. The blade is handforged hardened and differentially tempered, this is a strong framing slick. Leather wrap for grip is optional.
We will custom make you any width of slick you need.
1/4" thick, $425
3/8" thick, $495
Item # SS02