These fine tools are the result of collaboration between Jason Breach, one of the country's leading woodturners, and the well respected Sheffield toolmaker, Henry Taylor. Jason is a tutor in our Skill Centre here in Axminster and many students over the years have experienced first hand Jason's enthusiasm, skill and passion for woodturning. Jason specialises in box making and for many years has felt the need for some tools that you just can't obtain off the shelf. So Jason went about adapting some of his existing tools and they worked so well that he was encouraged to let others benefit from their use. These tools are now available, each playing a role in the production of a typical turned lidded box.
The 3/4" round nosed refinement tool was designed for fine finishing cuts on the inside recess of box lids but would be just as useful for goblet interiors. The cutting edge has a negative rake which is formed by grinding bevels on both the top and bottom of the blade giving a very forgiving tool that is less likely to catch and offering excellent control.