Created for the sculptors who work in wood. These tools feature the most widely used profiles for working large sections of timber. Massively proportioned yet beautifully balanced, to handle heavy duty cuts as required.
All tools are fitted with heavy duty double hooped handles and shock absorbing leather washers. Overall length of each tool is 13 inches.
The unique Robert Sorby Universal Indexing System (763) allows the turner to accurately divide and locate the workpiece in one of 24 positions. This is a datum point from which a whole host of patterns can be created.
This modular tool rest system enables the turner to build up a collection of tool rests without going to great expense. Six different rests are available: 4", 6" and 9"as well as a 9" curved internal and external and a box platform which can be used in conjunction with just one stem.
Cross bars are specially hardened to avoid those troublesome nicks and to give a smooth finish.
Stems are available in ½", ⅝", ¾", ⅞", 1", 25mm, 28mm and 30mm diameters to fit most popular lathes. The same stems are compatible with the Precision Boring System.
This tool is rectangular in section giving it more weight and making it superb for spindle work e.g. newel posts and table legs. We have modified the tool this year by ‘rolling’ the edges slightly to help turners avoid catching an edge and to allow greater manoeuvrability.