Michihamono Premium Wood Carving Small 3mm 90 Degree V Gouge Parting Tool, with High Speed Steel, to Carve Grooves & Channels in Woodworking
The blade of this high-quality wood carving chisel can be extended out from the handle, extending the tool's life and providing many years of usage. An excellent value for money.
Carve v-shaped grooves and channels on your wood projects with this premium woodworking V-gouge from Michihamono. This tool has a handle made from Japanese cherry blossom wood and a brass ferrule that is designed to be disassembled, allowing you to extend the blade out of the handle when it becomes shorter after multiple re-sharpening, ensuring many years of quality service and a great addition to your wood carving tools.
This small-sized wood carving V gouge is ideal for carving grooves on your wood to create separations or outlines. This tool can also be used to add intricate designs with its 3mm wide cutting edge.
Approximate Dimensions & Product Data:
- Blade Material: High Speed Steel
- Blade Width: 3mm
- Handle Material: Cherry Blossom Wood
- Handle Length: 110mm
- Full Length: 130mm
To adjust the blade, simply remove the bolster gently from the handle with pliers or similar implements and pivot the top half of the handle on the hinge pin until the blade and shank is fully exposed. Remove the blade and shank from the handle by lifting it directly upwards, freeing the shank hook from the wood. Sharpen your blade on a suitable whet stone. Replace the blade into the handle channel either with the hook placed in the original hole it was unseated from, or move the blade to a higher position in the handle as the blade is ground down. Please note the blade should be moved up the handle in one centimetre increments to prevent too many anchor points in the wood being made, which may weaken it. The handle will compress the blade providing friction which should help keep it in place, adhesives or lubricants are not recommended as this may affect the functioning of the tool. To prevent hook deformation, excessive backwards pressure should not be exerted on the front of the blade, should the hook become deformed and no longer hold the blade in place and cannot be corrected, please contact the manufacturer for a replacement. With proper use and care, this tool should still be able to perform after the blade has been worn down by a little under twice the amount that is exposed from the end of the bolster when first purchased.
Please note:The blade edge is sharp, keep out of reach of children. Store the blade without coming into contact with hard surfaces to avoid dulling the cutting edge.
Please keep in mind that this quality wood carving tool features an extremely fine, detailed blade that should only be handled with great caution. Please follow the guidelines below to avoid breaking or bending the blade.
- This tool should not be struck with any object, such as a mallet when cutting wood,
- Do not attempt to remove large amounts of wood per stroke. Trim or shave only a small amount of wood from your project at a time using multiple small strokes,
- Do not use this tool to penetrate the wood any more than the thickness of the blade,
- Never use the blade of this tool as a lever to remove wood,
- Cutting strokes should be only vertical (i.e., up or down), with minimal pressure applied,
- Horizontal shearing force, in any axis, should never be applied.
|Net weight||90 g|