We understand that a carving set is an investment that should hopefully last a lifetime if well cared for. With all our products, Schaaf Tools offers:
Schaaf Tools Set of 4 Fishtail Wood Carving tools for Detail Work fits into areas no other gouges will fit. These delicate-looking gouges allow you to carve details like no other tool. Their unique shape also makes them surprisingly versatile.
Unlike most gouges, which feature a short round or square section close to the handle (called the shaft) before assuming the sweep of the gouge, fishtail gouges have a longer shaft that only flares out to the sweep and size of the gouge near the end. This shape allows you to fit into tight areas, and with practice, allows you to carve a variety of curves and shapes with just the corner of the gouge.
While it is possible to start carving with this factory-sharpened set immediately, the edges will cut better with a bit of finessing and polishing. Professional and intermediate carvers will jump right in, grind or stone the bevels to their favorite angle, polish the edges, and start carving. The factory set the bevel at the most useful angle for most carvers, so along with the complimentary eBook on sharpening, even beginners should be able to polish the edge and get carving right away. If you want to ship the sharpening set, see our Premium Sets.
All Tools come packaged in a Schaaf Tools canvas tool roll with protective plastic tips.
Find large wood blocks of Basswood and Walnut here! We stocked the shop with these quality woods to help you get the most out of your projects.
We have the following types of wood that provide a great surface for wood carving: