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Crown Cryo Colwin Way Signature Skew Chisel - 12mm

Code: 104716

  • German influence design
  • Easier to handle, flared tip counterbalances the handle
  • Shorter handle gives greater level of control
  • Design results in more sensitive feel when making planing cuts
  • Rolled edge glides along the tool rest smoothly
  • Chisel rolls evenly when cutting beads
  • Cryogenic high-speed steel, long lasting edge retention
  • Polished ash handle with brass ferrule
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£44.60 (£37.17 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Crown Cryo Colwin Way Signature Skew Chisel - 12mm
  • Crown Cryo Colwin Way Signature Skew Chisel - 32mm
  • Axminster Tools & Machinery Catalogue 2019/20
Total: £102.56

In Detail

The first thing you notice about this 12mm skew chisel is the tapering blade, being wider at the cutting edge and narrowing towards the ferrule. The design originates from the area around Seiffen in Saxony, Germany. For centuries, these skew chisels have been the preferred tool of the famous toy makers in the region.

The shape of the skew comes originally from hand forging with a hammer. The splayed working end allowed the smith to make a wider skew from a relatively small piece of steel. The shape results in a number of benefits for the turner. These skews are easier to handle, with the flared tip counterbalancing the handle. The handle is intentionally shorter than normal. This puts your hand closer to the cutting area, giving you greater control. The tapered profile means less steel, which results in less weight, giving a far more sensitive response from the bevel when making planing cuts. The rolled edge helps to glide along the tool rest smoothly and rolls over nicely for bead forming.

Made from cryogenic high-speed steel with ash handles, these tools are destined to last. Great tools for both hardened veterans of the skew and turners taking their first steps in spindle work.

This product is on page 353 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2019/20 Catalogue.
Colwin Way Signature Skew Chisels

Signature Skew Chisels

The collaboration between Colwin Way, our in-house Axminster Skill Centre tutor, and Crown Hand Tools grew from his admiration of the German inspired design.

Splayed, narrow chisel

Splayed, narrow chisel

Achieve a much more delicate cut with the sleek design.

Shorter handle

Shorter handle

Gives you greater control as it enables you to get closer to your work.

Rolled chisel edge

Rolled chisel edge

Enables the chisel to slide smoothly across the tools rest for cleaner, smoother cuts.



Chisel Blade Length 180 mm
Chisel Blade Width 12 mm
Overall Length 350 mm
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