Robert Sorby is widely regarded as the finest woodturning tool manufacturer in the world. Based in Sheffield UK, their ground-breaking tools have been made by craftsmen for craftsmen for generations. Following this simple path has ensured a dedication to quality, a desire for innovation and a reputation that demands excellence.
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The Artist’s PETER CHILD Pyrography Machine is widely regarded as the machine of choice by many professionals. Powerful enough to create dense textures and patterns, its slim, light and comfortable to use pen design also delivers the perfect balance for the finest detail work - making it an ideal choice for the novice too. As you would expect from a machine manufactured by Robert Sorby, the build quality and attention to detail is of the highest standard. Features and Benefits: • Slim, light and comfortable pen design • Perfect for precise detailed work • Cool running handle for comfort • Warms from cold in 2 seconds • Excellent reliability • Incredible durability Each pyrography machine contains a pen, a meter length of 25 standard wire gauge (SWG) to make your own points, six spare nickel-chromium nibs (five standard points in 25 SWG and one spoon point in heavier 24 SWG) and a handy 12-page manual full of ideas. PLEASE NOTE: Robert Sorby manufactures two versions of the machine, only differentiated by colour and voltage.
Robert Sorby Standard Skew is rectangular in section giving it more weight and making it superb for spindle work e.g. newel posts and table legs. Skew has been modified by ‘rolling’ the edges slightly to help turners avoid catching an edge and to allow greater manoeuvrability.
All Robert Sorby’s extensive experience of producing rugged timber framers’ chisels has gone into producing these two exquisite framers’ slicks. The combination of weight and balance coupled with a traditional finish means these slicks produce a truly fine, yet accurate cut. The blade is off-set from the handle. This allows extra clearance when working on deep mortices or taking long paring cuts. Made from high carbon steel Robert Sorby slicks offer a perfect combination of hardness and toughness together with a razor sharp cutting edge. The working face has a slightly hollow surface for ease of honing and the back face is rounded off to eliminate sharp corners giving extra comfort and security. Made of ash, the handle has been specially contoured for comfort. It is affixed to the blade by means of a heavy duty tang. An innovative socket is fitted between the blade and handle to make this the strongest of framing tools. Available in 2⅜ and 3⅜" widths. Heavy duty leather holsters and edge guards are also available. The holster is especially useful when working outdoors. Massive slicks for framers and boat builders (overall length is 28") Off-set blade gives clearance in deep sockets Strong, solid one-piece forging Heavy duty socket lends additional strength Corners rounded off for safety Purpose made leather holster and edge guard available
These 26 Standard Wire Gauge (SWG) fine loops are the thinnest pyrography points available for the Peter Child machine. At only 0.46mm these nickel chromium tips are ideal for intricate detailing. Despite their incredibly fine wire gauge these woodburning tips offer exceptional longevity and will simulate drawing with the sharpest pencil. Available in packs of 10.
Shape points to your own design using wire cutters and pliers. One reel can make more than 150 points. Hammered flat, they can be used as a blade for burning feathers, grass or fur. Alternatively, file the wire to a needle point for minute detail. The manual that accompanies the machine describes how to make a variety of points. The only limitation is your imagination. Reel wire is available in the following Standard Wire Gauge (SWG) sizes: