Travisher – Wood

James Mursell's wooden travisher is in use worldwide! This tool is shaped from a solid block of Hard Maple. The sculpted shape fits easily to the hand, and the curvature of the blade can create the steepest curves required in making a Windsor seat.


Used after the adze and/or scorp, the travisher can remove wood quickly to create the final shape; but it can also produce very fine shavings, and a surface needing a minimum of scraping and sanding. This unique design is very comfortable to use. The thumbs which do most of the work press on the full-width wooden back, which is unencumbered with screws or gaps as found on alternative makes. The shavings are freely expelled through the large slot in the top of the tool.

Radius: 4.75″ approx.