Learning exactly how to set up and grind a decent Celtic profile is something of an art. This has been greatly simplified by the introduction of the Profile Pro tools by Hamlet (a subsidiary of Henry Taylor Tools).
These are actual sections of gouge blade onto which have been ground the "correct" profile of the various grinds. Pop one of these into your grinding jig, adjust the jig settings so that the complete profile can be ground and you have the perfect set-up: record the settings and you will be able to repeat them any time you need.
If you wish to check out the set-up, then rather than use up expensive tool steel, Hamlet also thoughtfully provide short sections of both bowl and spindle blade profile, in mild steel, so that you can do a test grind any time you wish to check your grinder setting - or your skill - at no cost to your tools. See the other products in this section for details.
There are two tool samples available in the Profile Pro range. This blade sample enables you to test your set-up for grinding Spindle Gouge profiles.
Hand Forged Steel Wood Working Tools for Wood Carving and Woodturning; High Speed Steel Tools and Carbon Steel Tools from Henry Taylor.
Diamic brand woodturning tools have been produced in Sheffield by skilled craftsmen, from the finest steel for more than one hundred and fifty years. The manufacturer of these tools marries traditional hand crafting and forging skills with modern heat treatment and finishing techniques to give the quality of design, finish and edge retaining properties demanded by woodturners of today. Stringent control ensures that the best steel is selected. Each tool is carefully forged, correctly hardened and tempered, then hardness-tested to guarantee edge retention.
Acorn carving tools are world renowned and have been made by Henry Taylor Tools since 1834, combining the traditional pride and skills of those far off days with the aids of modern technology. Only the best quality steel is used, coupled with advanced heat treatment, to ensure that the finest of cutting edges is not only achieved but also maintained.