Ray Iles Travisher

£82.95

The travisher is a traditional tool, used for the shaping of Windsor chair seats. In common with many woodworking tools, it has emerged for a specific use and as such, the design has been cultivated over generations of use. It is a tool which is very specific to the job that it does, and it does that job very well.

For this reason, the shape and design of the Ray Iles travisher was developed in conjunction with one of Britain's leading Windsor chair makers with over thirty years experience, Peter Tree.

The travisher is manufactured from hand selected, air dried beech, treated with linseed oil. The mouth of the plane has also been treated with a hardener to minimise wear.

The shavings come out of the back of the travisher, as with a traditional spokeshave, making it self-emptying and preventing blockages.

The thick blade is made from top quality 01 high carbon tool steel and come honed and ready for immediate use. There is a small amount of adjustment in the blade, allowing you to take finer or larger cuts. The blade is easily removed for sharpening, by means of two thumb screws.

This is a beautifully made tool, which is indispensible in the hand crafted chair maker's tool box.

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