Carving Tools

At ToolBazaar, we believe a worker is only as good as their tools. Whether you’re looking to try out a new hobby or you’re already a seasoned expert, we are confident we can find the perfect carving tool to compliment your practice.

We have an impressive selection of fantastic wood carving tools on offer to match your requirements. If you don’t see what you need here, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We have hundreds of additional carving tools in stock and can certainly source whatever it is you need. We also have a selection of slip stones in stock used for sharpening difficult shaped carving tools.

What is a carving gouge?

A carving gouge is a curved chisel that can be used on both dry and green wood. A versatile little tool that can be used for commercial, functional or artistic pursuits.

What type of carving gouge do I need?

There are a wide number of variables when it comes to carving tools; size, shape and curvature. The tool you need will be entirely dependent on its intended use. If it’s for artistic purposes, there are a vast range of different methods out there, including chip carving, relief carving and power carving.

For general wood carving, you’re likely going to be looking at out-canal, straight gouges where the sharpened bevel is at the bottom of the blade. However, again, it is entirely dependent on your work and the effect you want to create. With this in mind, we supply a whole range of speciality tools to best suit your needs and enhance your style.

If you’re a beginner, it might seem economical to buy an entire set of assorted tools at once; however, this can be a waste. Some of your tools might be of no use to you, and cheaper sets never last long or reflect well on your practice. It’s always better to go for quality over quantity. You will likely benefit from buying one or two high-quality tools at a time from a reliable retailer like ToolBazaar.

We know that selecting the right tool can be overwhelming with so much to choose from, so we are always here to help. If you need advice or assistance, please get in touch, and we can help match you with the correct tool or tools.

S. J. Addis of London and J. B. Addis & Sons of Sheffield produced some of the best carving chisels ever made. Other companies producing carving chisels included Mathieson, Herring Brothers of London, Sorby, C. Hill, Henry Taylor and William Marples. Modern carving tools just don't compare.

Unrivalled Quality

At ToolBazaar, we have a fantastic range of hundreds of top quality tools for you to choose from. We stock some of the world's best makers who have always worked with the highest calibre of materials.

Many of our products aren’t just functional but antiques. They come with a story and are imbued with the experience of previous users gone by. But don’t let their old fashioned appearance fool you; antique tools are often more functional and robust than their modern counterparts. These are high quality, well-made tools that have many, many years of life left in them. Enjoying the quirkiness of a tool with history is all part of the fun.

This page displays just a small selection of what we have on offer. If you don't see what you want, please contact us, and we feel confident we’ll be able to find what you are looking for.