British carver Chris Pye began woodcarving in 1975, originally studying under master carver Gino Masero. He is a member of the prestigious Master Carvers Association.
Forge de Saint Juery, home of Auriou Toolworks in south west France has, under Chris Pye's guidance, begun producing (revised and improved) Auriou woodcarving tools - a basic set of 7 to begin with and more to follow.
The basic set of 7 tools, which is being sold as a set consists of 2 flat, 2 medium and 2 deep sweep gouges and a V tool.:
# 3 x 8mm (1/4in.)
# 3 x 14mm (1/2in.)
# 6 x 8mm (1/4in.)
# 6 x 14mm (1/2in.)
# 9 x 8mm (1/4in.)
# 9 x 14mm (1/2in.)
60 deg. V tool x 10mm (3/8in.)
This set gives you many carving choices: deep gouges for shaping, medium for modelling, flat gouges for smoothing surfaces, and the ever-useful V tool; and with these tools you'll have the means of carving a wide range of subjects.
Auriou woodcarving tools have been among Chris Pye's favourites since he began carving. Uniquely their blades are forged by beating out a blank of steel to length before hammering the cross-section profile. This creates a very resilient grain structure in the metal which, when hardened to Rockwell 58C, underpins their great edge-holding properties.
Chris Pye has been working with Auriou on a re-design of their woodcarving tools since 2009. The new gouges have the older, 'allongee' style of blade that splays from the shoulder: they are lighter to use, the corners are more available for cutting, and their thin walls are of a uniform thickness.
Master Carver Chris Pye is confident that you these tools are some of the finest carving tools being made today and is proud to endorse both the tools and the caring, traditional manner in which they are made.
You can look forward to Chris's further collaboration with Auriou as the range is expanded with additional sets of woodcarving tools.
Auriou Chris Pye Basic Woodcarving Set
- Brand: Auriou tool works
- Product Code: ABHS01
- Ex Tax: 2,269.00kr (SEK)