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Travisher – wood

This wooden version of James Mursell’s travisher has been in production for ten years. The hard maple body fits easily in the hand and is a thing of beauty! The blade can be set in any position, using the two grub screws set in the front of the body. However, with a little practice, both aggressive and fine cuts can be made without changing the blade position. This travisher is a great addition to any tool collection.


Price: £120.00 plus shipping
If you are not entirely satisfied, please return the tool for a full refund, including shipping.


“Just wanted to let you know how impressed and delighted I am with the travisher. To date, I have used it on 2 stool seats, two chair seats and a 4 ft. long settee seat. I have used it on pine and on poplar. It far outperforms other tools I have tried including a compass plane, gutter adze and inshave/scorp. I can very easily carve a dished seat from start to finish with the travisher from hogging off thick shavings to final smoothing with great control, speed and ease. Oh, and I haven’t felt the need to sharped it yet!”

MH January 2018

How to use a Travisher

Chair Making Courses

Chair Making Course

No previous experience is necessary to successfully complete a Windsor chair making course and yet experienced woodworkers will still be fully challenged. Individual guidance and assistance will be provided as appropriate, and every effort will be made to ensure a rewarding and enjoyable course.

Chair Making Book

Windsor chair making book

Written by James Mursell, this book was the first new book about the making and design of Windsor chairs for over 10 years. It was written with a broad readership in mind and is aimed at existing Windsor chair makers and also at those who are contemplating making their first chair.

YouTube Videos

Ben Orford makes the blades for my travishers.

Watch his short video about this great tool and the uses it can be put to.


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