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Travisher – deluxe

This is the new version of James Mursell’s well known travisher, launched in November 2018.

This is designed as a premium tool, which should last a lifetime of normal use. It is machined from a solid block of the engineering polymer Delrin and has a substantial brass insert fitted in front of the blade. The latter will be highly resistant to wear, leading to a unchanging level of performance over time. 

Like all the best tools, this travisher has serious heft, feeling great in the hand and having great momentum in the cutting stroke.

This tool will perform excellently on all Windsor chair seat woods and is easily capable of taking both aggressive and fine cuts by changing the position of the blade with the two grub screws set in the front of the body.

The blade is made by Ben Orford, who is famous for his superb woodworking tools and knives.

travisher deluxe

Price: £160.00 plus shipping
If you are not entirely satisfied, please return the tool for a full refund, including shipping.

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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.

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.

Tool Testimonials

“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

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