PLEASE FIND FOR SALE SET OF 6. GOUGES by ASHLEY ILES Ltd. OVER 40 DIFFERENT PROCESSES GO INTO THE MAKING OF ASHLEY ILES CARVING TOOLS. SIZE SET AS FAR AS CARVING TOOLS GO. 9/16" A BENT "V PARTING TOOL 45.5/8 #9 SWEEP, BENT, SPOON GOUGE. 15/16 #11 SWEEP FISHTAIL GOUGE. THE LONGEST TOOL IS 10 3/8" LONG WITH 5 2/4" OF STEEL SHOWING. THANKS FOR LOOKING AND GOOD LUCK. At 11 years old, in the summer of 1960, I had 8 different part time fobs.
Some yard maintenance and some babysitting. At first, I walked my routes in a small, at the time, in the outer edges or LA county.
At 16 years old I left home and worked full time in a metal fabrication department for a company that made patio furniture. I was the second fastest production operator on the brake and punch out presses in the plant. The Forman was the fastest. Also crushed 4 digits on my hands. At 19 years old I was a Sargent in charge of an Airborne Infantry Squad which had a M-60 machine gun crew.I was sent to the Republic of Viet Nam. Was wounded in the end of 67. When I came home I couldn't find a comfortable place to work so started my own business. After about 10,000 belts and a good number of bags, satchels and key fobs I moved on to Jewelry. Atlanta, Virginia Beach, New York City, all the big towns in Ohio, then on to Detroit, Ann Arbor, Chicago, and many cities in between then back down south.
While doing the touring I received over 70 awards for design and craftsmanship. By the time I was 40 I had my own jewelry store and became a Graduate Gemologist (GIA) in Delray Beach Florida. During that time, I designed, developed, and taught the jewelry program for the Boca Raton Museum. I moved back to Colorado (was born in Denver) about 10 years ago. Yes, I'm no spring chicken.
For the last several years I have been creating works in wood and have plans to combine gems with fine wood products. I started collecting antique woodworking tools. I studied and worked with many a vintage tool. Realizing I could find good tools at auctions and bring them to the public at a lower price that I had been paying. I LOVE VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE TOOLS.
WHEN I CAN I TRY TO OBTAIN THE BEST QUALITY AND ALSO THE RARE TOOL. DUE TO LOW PRODUCTION OR JUST DAMN FEW LEFT. Please feel free to contact me for any questions or requests.
The item "REDUCEDSET OF 6 WOOD CARVING TOOLS, ASHLEY ILES Ltd, ENGLAND. UK" is in sale since Friday, August 23, 2019.
This item is in the category "Crafts\Home Arts & Crafts\Woodworking\Wood Carving Hand Tools". The seller is "rrcollectibles1877" and is located in Brush, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.