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TWO CHERRIES Woodcarving Tools - Part 1

TWO CHERRIES Woodcarving Tools - Part 1

Bildhauereisen von Kirschen

The firm "Kirschen" (Two Cherries), the leading German manufacturer of wood carving tools, exclusively hand-forges its tools of high-carbon specialty tool steel. This elaborate and costly process produces the high quality and long life for which Two Cherries tools are noted. Tools are hardenend to Rc61 and mirror-polished to ease resharpening and honing.

Using the order numbers, you may select the specific tool for your needs.

For example: C312912
C indicates the manufacturer, Two Cherries
31 designates Series 31 gouges in normal sizes.
29 indicates the internationally recognized sweep/cut number.
12 indicates cutting edge width in millimeters, with the exception of the grooving gouge

This page shows Series 31 gouges in normal sizes only. Total tool length is generally 24 cm (approx. 9-1/2 inch) to 26 cm (approx. 10-1/2 inch) but some tools with very wide cutting edges may be slightly longer. Tool dimensions are appropriate for their intended uses, consequently, narrow-edged tools are more lightly made and are handier than those with wide cutting edges. Wider tools are also more often used with mallets and are there huskier, to withstand repeated blows of the mallet. The octagonal white beech handles are sized to match the various shapes of the gouges and are capped with metal rings to keep handles from tearing or splitting.

We recommend that the novice begin working with Series 31 gouges and with increasing experience acquire the more specialized tools.

Sweep ("cut") numbers indicate cutting edge profiles. No. 1 sweep indicates a straight cutting edge, No. 3 sweep a lightly curved edge, and No. 11 a strongly "u"-shaped edge. Also available are V-parting tools in sweep numbers 39 through 45, which in the case of these tools indicate "v"-shaped cutting edges in several different angles. In addition to the tools, special tools for very delicate cuts, such as grooving gouges and fishtail gouges, are also available.

Formen Besides sweep/cut numbers, shape of the shank is also significant. Shafts may be straight, as with most gouges, it may be bent over its entire length, or only in the first third of its length. The latter are excellent for hollowing work. Back bent gouges are especially useful in producing convex shapes.

For large projects which require heavy treatment with a mallet, we recommend Firmer Gouges with steel ring at the upper end of the handle and the even more heavy Stairmaker’s Hollow Chisels .

Please note: The tools shown resemble the original items as nearly as possible. However, slight variations in form and size are unavoidable in hand-forged tools.

Cut 1

Handle

From 25 mm handle with hoop

Gouge cut 1, straight edge
(bevel on one side)

Width CodePrice
2 mm
Code C310102CartPrice € 15.65
4 mm
Code C310104CartPrice € 15.65
6 mm
Code C310106CartPrice € 15.65
8 mm
Code C310108CartPrice € 15.65
10 mm
Code C310110CartPrice € 15.65
12 mm
Code C310112CartPrice € 17.55
14 mm
Code C310114CartPrice € 17.55
16 mm
Code C310116CartPrice € 19.55
18 mm
Code C310118CartPrice € 20.10
20 mm
Code C310120CartPrice € 22.30
30 mm
Code C310130CartPrice € 31.50
35 mm
Code C310135CartPrice € 36.50

Gouge cut 1 straight, skewed edge
(bevel on both sides)

Width CodePrice
2 mm
Code C310202CartPrice € 15.65
4 mm
Code C310204CartPrice € 15.65
8 mm
Code C310208CartPrice € 15.65
10 mm
Code C310210CartPrice € 15.65
12 mm
Code C310212CartPrice € 17.55
14 mm
Code C310214CartPrice € 17.55
16 mm
Code C310216CartPrice € 19.55
18 mm
Code C310218CartPrice € 20.10
20 mm
Code C310220CartPrice € 22.30

Gouge cut 2 1/2 straight

Width CodePrice
6 mm
Code C316506CartPrice € 19.20
8 mm
Code C316508CartPrice € 19.20
10 mm
Code C316510CartPrice € 19.20
12 mm
Code C316512CartPrice € 22.30
14 mm
Code C316514CartPrice € 22.30

Gouge cut 3 straight

Width CodePrice
6 mm
Code C310306CartPrice € 19.20
10 mm
Code C310310CartPrice € 19.20
12 mm
Code C310312CartPrice € 22.30
14 mm
Code C310314CartPrice € 22.30

Gouge cut 4 straight

Width CodePrice
4 mm
Code C310404CartPrice € 19.20
8 mm
Code C310408CartPrice € 19.20
10 mm
Code C310410CartPrice € 19.20
14 mm
Code C310414CartPrice € 22.30
16 mm
Code C310416CartPrice € 25.80
20 mm
Code C310420CartPrice € 27.50

Gouge cut 4 spoon bent
skewed left, tip right

Width CodePrice
6 mm Currently not in stock!
Code C318006Cart Price € 21.60
12 mm
Code C318012CartPrice € 23.50

Gouge cut 4 spoon bent
skewed right, tip left

Width CodePrice
6 mm
Code C317906CartPrice € 21.60
12 mm
Code C317912CartPrice € 23.50

Gouge cut 4, back bent

Width CodePrice
10 mm
Code C313410CartPrice € 23.50
12 mm
Code C313412CartPrice € 26.70
14 mm
Code C313414CartPrice € 26.70

Gouge cut 5 straight

Width CodePrice
4 mm
Code C310504CartPrice € 19.20
6 mm
Code C310506CartPrice € 19.20
8 mm
Code C310508CartPrice € 19.20
10 mm
Code C310510CartPrice € 19.20
12 mm
Code C310512CartPrice € 22.30
16 mm
Code C310516CartPrice € 25.80
18 mm
Code C310518CartPrice € 25.60
20 mm
Code C310520CartPrice € 27.50
22 mm
Code C310522CartPrice € 31.50
Cut 6

Handle

From 25 mm handle with hoop

Gouge cut 6 straight

Width CodePrice
6 mm
Code C310606CartPrice € 19.20
10 mm
Code C310610CartPrice € 19.20
14 mm
Code C310614CartPrice € 22.30
16 mm
Code C310616CartPrice € 25.80
18 mm
Code C310618CartPrice € 25.60
20 mm
Code C310620CartPrice € 27.50
25 mm
Code C310625CartPrice € 40.30

Gouge cut 6 bent

Width CodePrice
6 mm
Code C311506CartPrice € 21.60
10 mm
Code C311510CartPrice € 21.60
12 mm
Code C311512CartPrice € 23.50
14 mm
Code C311514CartPrice € 23.50

Gouge cut 6 spoon bent

Width CodePrice
8 mm Currently not in stock!
Code C312708Cart Price € 21.60
12 mm
Code C312712CartPrice € 23.50
Cut 7

Handle

From 25 mm handle with hoop

Gouge cut 7 straight

Width CodePrice
6 mm
Code C310706CartPrice € 19.20
8 mm
Code C310708CartPrice € 19.20
12 mm
Code C310712CartPrice € 22.30
14 mm
Code C310714CartPrice € 22.30
16 mm
Code C310716CartPrice € 25.80
18 mm
Code C310718CartPrice € 25.60
20 mm
Code C310720CartPrice € 27.50
25 mm
Code C310725CartPrice € 33.60
30 mm
Code C310730CartPrice € 37.95
35 mm
Code C310735CartPrice € 42.90

Gouge cut 7 bent

Width CodePrice
12 mm
Code C311612CartPrice € 23.50
14 mm
Code C311614CartPrice € 23.50
20 mm
Code C311620CartPrice € 34.90

Gouge cut 8 straight

Width CodePrice
4 mm
Code C310804CartPrice € 19.20
8 mm
Code C310808CartPrice € 19.20
10 mm
Code C310810CartPrice € 19.20
12 mm
Code C310812CartPrice € 22.90
14 mm
Code C310814CartPrice € 22.90
16 mm
Code C310816CartPrice € 25.80
18 mm
Code C310818CartPrice € 25.90

Gouge cut 8 spoon bent

Width CodePrice
8 mm
Code C312908CartPrice € 21.60
12 mm
Code C312912CartPrice € 23.50

Gouge cut 9 straight

Width CodePrice
3 mm
Code C310903CartPrice € 21.60
4 mm
Code C310904CartPrice € 21.60
8 mm
Code C310908CartPrice € 21.60
12 mm
Code C310912CartPrice € 23.50
14 mm
Code C310914CartPrice € 23.50
18 mm
Code C310918CartPrice € 28.30
20 mm
Code C310920CartPrice € 34.90

Gouge cut 10 straight

Width CodePrice
2 mm
Code C311002CartPrice € 21.60
3 mm
Code C311003CartPrice € 21.60
4 mm
Code C311004CartPrice € 21.60
6 mm
Code C311006CartPrice € 21.60
8 mm
Code C311008CartPrice € 21.60
10 mm
Code C311010CartPrice € 21.60
12 mm
Code C311012CartPrice € 23.50

Gouge cut 11 straight

Width CodePrice
2 mm
Code C311102CartPrice € 21.60
3 mm
Code C311103CartPrice € 21.60
4 mm
Code C311104CartPrice € 21.60
6 mm
Code C311106CartPrice € 21.60
8 mm
Code C311108CartPrice € 21.60
12 mm
Code C311112CartPrice € 23.50
14 mm
Code C311114CartPrice € 23.50
16 mm
Code C311116CartPrice € 27.90

Grooving gouge cut 11
for finest grooves

Width CodePrice
1 mm
Code C314701CartPrice € 29.50
1.5 mm
Code C314715CartPrice € 29.50
2 mm Currently not in stock!
Code C314702Cart Price € 29.50

V-Tool cut 39 straight 75°

Width CodePrice
2 mm
Code C313902CartPrice € 27.90
3 mm
Code C313903CartPrice € 27.90
4 mm
Code C313904CartPrice € 27.90
6 mm
Code C313906CartPrice € 27.90
8 mm
Code C313908CartPrice € 27.90
10 mm
Code C313910CartPrice € 27.90
12 mm
Code C313912CartPrice € 30.20

V-Tool cut 45 straight 100°

Width CodePrice
6 mm
Code C314506CartPrice € 27.90
8 mm
Code C314508CartPrice € 27.90
12 mm
Code C314512CartPrice € 30.20

V-Tool cut 41 straight 60°

Width CodePrice
4 mm
Code C314104CartPrice € 27.90
6 mm
Code C314106CartPrice € 27.90
8 mm
Code C314108CartPrice € 27.90
12 mm
Code C314112CartPrice € 30.20

V-Tool 90° Inside bevel!

Width CodePrice
12 mm
Code C314812CartPrice € 42.90
for rectangular holes
Available only in blade width 12 mm

Fishtail gouge light

Width CodePrice
Cut 3
10 mm
Code C317310CartPrice € 21.60
Cut 7
16 mm
Currently not in stock!
Code C317716Cart Price € 27.90

Macaroni tool, Outside bevel

Width CodePrice
6 mm
Code C310006CartPrice € 25.50
10 mm
Code C310010CartPrice € 25.50
12 mm
Code C310012CartPrice € 27.70
16 mm
Code C310016CartPrice € 32.90
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