Ray Iles is a small independent UK based tool designer and maker with the capacity to produce surprisingly large quantities of beautiful and reliable woodworking tools.
Based in Lincolnshire, England, Ray's tools are highly repected by people who appreciate tools made in the old Sheffield tradition. Ray was one of the last tool making apprentices under the Little Maester system.
Raised in Sheffield, England, Ray Iles is part of the grand English tool making tradition. His father Ashley Iles, founded Ashley Iles Edge Tools Ltd, the renowned maker of carving and turning tools - a company that is still run by the brothers Barry and Tony.
Ray's tools are well known for combining the elegance of 19th Century design and craftsmanship with 21st Century technology.