Travisher – Black
The ergonomic shape of the ‘Black’ is the same as the ‘Wood‘ and ‘Deluxe‘ versions and its key feature is that the body is made entirely of the engineering polymer Delrin. Delrin is more dense that wood and will wear at least as well, if not better, than wood.
This version is in regular use, for shaping seats, by myself and my students in The Windsor Workshop. It is warm in the hand, has a satisfying weight and the black material leaves no marks on the wood being shaped.
In addition to the features mentioned above, the body is almost indestructible and is completely unaffected by water, which is a bonus for chairmakers working outdoors!
I strongly recommend this tool. However, if you prefer the look and feel of wood then consider the ‘Wood‘ version and if you want a premium tool that looks superb and will never wear out, under normal use, then try the ‘Deluxe‘.
Price: £140.00 plus shipping
If you are not entirely satisfied, please return the tool for a full refund, including shipping.
Chair Making Courses
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
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.
“This tool is phenomenal. I bought two, one for myself and another for my Windsor chairmaker instructor. Compared to the other travishers I have used, yours is very good to work with and everyone who has tried it loves it. I just ordered a second one and your two spokeshaves which I trust will be as enjoyable to use. Thanks again for making such great tools.” LG (USA) 2015