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Chris Pye Basic Woodcarving Tools

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There are 1​7 tools that make up Chris Pye's selection of "Basic" carving tools:

​SWEEP 3 (series 3) - ​5mm (3/16")​, 8mm (5/16in.), 14mm (1/2in.), 20mm (3/4in.)​ ​ 2​6​mm (​1")

​S​WEEP 6 (series 6)​ - ​ ​​5mm (3/16")​, 8mm (5/16in.),​ 14mm (1/2in.), 20mm (3/4in.)​ & 26mm (1")

SWEEP 9 (series 9) - ​ ​​5mm (3/16"), 8mm (5/16in​), ​ 14mm (1/2in.), 20mm (3/4in.)​ &​​ 26mm (1")

60 deg. V tool x 10mm (3/8in.) & 8mm Skew chisel

These tools give 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 favourite​ tools​ 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 enjoyed working with Auriou on a re-design of their woodcarving tools several years ago now. 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.

​Chris is confident that you have here 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. Slender octagonal ash handles with polished brass tapered ferules.

Available individually or  a set of 7

# 3 x 8mm (5/16in.), # 3 x 14mm (1/2in.), # 6 x 8mm (5/16in.), # 6 x 14mm (1/2in.), # 9 x 8mm (5/16in.), # 9 x 14mm (1/2in.) & 60 deg. V tool x 10mm (3/8in.)

Or a set of 11 which adds in the three 

​3/4" (20mm) gouges and the useful skew chisel.

​The full set of 17 Chris Pye Basic Woodcarving Tools adds in the three small gouges - all 5mm and the three 26mm (1") gouges in series 3, 6 & 9  

You can purchase on line on this site or from one of our worldwide stockists (see stockist page).


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  1. Excellent Quality A++ 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Jan 2017

    I purchased this set to accompany the Chris Pye video series and found that the set performs well and the steel is very good quality. I appreciate the thoughtfulness of the tool selection and sweep arrangement. I will definitely purchase more in the future. I recommend this set to the beginner as well as the more advanced wood carver.


  2. Gorgeous Product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Jul 2013

    What can i say? These are beautifully made and presented tools. I highly recommend them, and once I've saved up I'll be buying more Auriou tools.
    P.S. I'm no expert but they look wonderful to me...



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