The Slick is
a favorite of timber framers. Shaped like a chisel, but wider,
it has a slightly upswept handle and works almost as well as
a plane, sweeping across the wood.
Slick is a favorite among log-smiths and also very popular
for dressing hand-hewn timbers; these slicks are great for cleaning
up corners after logs are stacked. Considered a must for dovetailed
Slick looks the same as a flat slick from the front, but
its blade is dished - curved in two dimensions. For log work
and cleaning dovetails. Heavier in mass, will cut through obstructions
more easily. See photo below.
(or Western) Scarf Slick is forged into a thinner formation
and is much lighter but very popular in British Columbia for
log work and cleaning dovetails. The scarf design has very slight
curved profile, a fishtail blade and curved edge.
guards — Protect your investment with
a high-quality, handcrafted leather guard made of saddle-grade
leather which is stitched and riveted. Tip guards for slicks
come with ABS plastic backing inserts. Choose the tip guard with
tie string for the regular Slick, and one with a snap for the
Large Slick or Scarf Slick.
also our Belgian Hone™ sharpening
Left: Large Slick, showing the flat bottom.
Right: Scarf Slick, with slightly curved bottom.