Cariboo Blades
Since 1997
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Handmade Custom Slicks and Skews

Timber framing slicks, wood carving slicks, slicks for woodworkers and carpenters, log home building slicks. We make a variety of slicks and skews from British Columbia, Canada.

Hand Forged Woodworking & Wood Carving Tools
Skews and Slicks, Custom Hand Tools

Handmade custom timber framing slick, 30 inches long.

Handmade custom timber framing slick, 30 inches long.

Hand forged then hardened and differentially tempered from high carbon 3/16 - 5/16" thick head saw steel. An excellent steel for large woodworking hand tools. 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 wrecked trucks. Again, tough high carbon, quality steel that will hold an excellent edge through the toughest knot.

We make hand forged custom slicks and skews for log home building, timber framing, sculpting, woodcarving, and boat building, 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.



 

Custom Skews

The custom skews have acute angled bevels. They take a breath taking edge and hold it. Lumber mill high carbon saw blade steel.

The custom skews have acute angled bevels. They take a breath taking edge and hold it. Lumber mill high carbon saw blade steel.

The Skews and paring slicks are 56cm (22 inches) long overall, and have a 15 degree cutting edges. Skews are bevelled on both sides. The blade is 13 cm (5 1/2") long. Of course we can make the blades and handles longer or shorter custom to what you need.

You can get very close to your work.

Prices:
1 1/2", $295.
2", $325
2 1/2", $385

Skew edges 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 a great edge.

Two custom made skews and 1 cup slick. The 3 have juniper wood handles.

Two custom made skews and 1 cup slick. The 3 have juniper wood handles.

Cup slicks, 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. Contact us.

Custom paring slicks

Custom paring slicks




 



Timber Framing Slicks

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The custom Timber Framing slicks shown here have 3 inch edges, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2" thick steel we recover from 5 foot diameter head saw blades, chipper blades and spring steel. Tang and socket fit.  The blade tang is offset (doglegged) giving you more clearance from your work.  Of course we can build them with no offset. 30 inches long overall with apple, oak or cherry wood handle.

Custom handmade framing slick. 3/8” thick chipper blade steel with the chipper temper.

Custom handmade framing slick. 3/8” thick chipper blade steel with the chipper temper.

Timber Framing Slick Prices

Blade length and width can be requested. Starting with a 10 inch blade going into the socket, 30 inches overall.

1/4" head saw blade steel,   - $ 675
 3/8” chipper blade steel,      -$ 725
1/2" spring steel,                    -$ 850

Framing slick offset parallel to the surface.

Framing slick offset parallel to the surface.

Framing slick offset with a slight angle.

Framing slick offset with a slight angle.

Framing slick with a big angle.

Framing slick with a big angle.

Framing slick build. Tang and socket fit. Stronger for a bit of prying.

Framing slick build. Tang and socket fit. Stronger for a bit of prying.

Hand forged timber framing slick. Forged 1/2” 5160, spring steel.

Hand forged timber framing slick. Forged 1/2” 5160, spring steel.

The tang is set  5 cm (2") past the socket into the handle. The blade is handforged hardened and differentially tempered, these are strong framing slicks.  We can wrap a bit of leather on the handle for grip if you want.
We will custom make you the slick you need.


Handmade Custom Log Home Building Slicks and Wood Carving Slicks

Fishtail slick carving

Fishtail slick carving

We make a variety of flared end slicks (flaren slicks), cup slicks and fishtail slicks. All are hand forged from recovered spring and lumber mill saw blade steel repurposed into custom handmade woodworking hand tools.

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 an excellent tool for shaping and finishing wood sculpture like totem poles and canoes.    

Custom made wood carving tools. A 2” carver’s slick and a 1”cup slick. 26 inches overall.

Custom made wood carving tools. A 2” carver’s slick and a 1”cup slick. 26 inches overall.

Custom handmade Carver’s slick. Flared end 1 1/2 inch cupped edge. Hand forged lumber mill saw blade.

Custom handmade Carver’s slick. Flared end 1 1/2 inch cupped edge. Hand forged lumber mill saw blade.

Carver's Slick Prices:


Starting with a 3/16  thick hand forged blade. The slick is 26 inches overall.
1 1/2 inch edge,      $355
2 inch edge,               $395
2 1/2 inch edge,      $435

Hand forged wood carving tools. Carver’s slick edge

Hand forged wood carving tools. Carver’s slick edge

This is a custom wood carving tool made to your specs. You can choose. We’ll make what you need.


A Fish-tail slick, heavier than the carving slick, handforged from 5/16" thick  high carbon 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.

Fishtail Slicks

Fishtail Slicks

A Fish-tail slick, heavier than the carving slick. Handforged from 5/16" thick high carbon headsaw steel for wood carving, log and timber work. 107cm (30 inches) overall, with a gently curved 2 1/2 to 4 inch cutting edge. The blade is similar to a fish-tail adze blade shape It has a thick 3.75cm (1 ½ inch) diameter handle. A great tool for carving wood, finishing timber and cleaning up logs.

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Fishtail slick back.

Fishtail slick back.

A forged woodworking carving slick.The blade tang is sunk into the handle 4 inches.

 

Price:

4" - $600
3" - $535
2 1/2" - $485

"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)


Slick and adze heads are sold here.

Slick and adze heads are sold here.

Flared end slicks (farens).

Flared end slicks (farens).

Flaren slick. Log home building and carving.

Flaren slick. Log home building and carving.