This tool is rectangular in the 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.
The curved end profile makes this excellent for creating, smoothing and blending curved surfaces in bowl work, e.g. round bottomed boxes. This tool is able to take an aggressive cut, whilst retaining sensitivity for refining cuts.
We've changed the name of this tool to suit its wider application. Formerly known as the Hardwood Scraper it was originally designed to tackle hardwoods when producing musical instruments. However, the tool is equally at home on all types of wood and is as effective on spindle work as it is on bowls - the action of the negative rake on the bevel reducing the risk of grain tear-out and leaving a polished surface that requires little or no sanding.
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.
This Robert Sorby Captive Ring Cutter 805C10 is one of four sizes of captive ring cutters. Designed to create curtain rings, wheels and captive rings on goblets and puzzles, these cutters are an extremely popular addition to Robert Sorby’s cutter range. They can also be angled on the tool to allow for access to restricted space.
The Captive Ring Cutter is one of 14 specialised tips that support a range of tools and offer incredible flexibility to the turner.
Used primarily for squaring up and cleaning waste wood from the corners of mortices. The two cutting faces meet at 90 degrees to give an accurate, square corner. Bevel is on the inside. Fitted with comfortable boxwood handle. To sharpen a corner chisel place it in a vice and hone each of the inside cutting faces separately with a diamond hone or file. This gives you a clear sight of exactly what is being honed.
The Easybeader is designed to quickly and efficiently cut a series of evenly spaced beads. Conceived by a production turner who needed to produce bee-hive designs, the Easybeader is simple to use and easy to sharpen. Comes complete with full instructions. Ideal for honey dippers.
These are detailing tools used on between-centre work, where the grain is running parallel to the lathe bed. Spindle gouges are used to create coves, beads and other profiles on goblets, vases, bed posts, candle sticks and other spindle projects.
The Sovereign Extension is a useful addition to the range of accessories. Custom-made during the development of the new Sovereign sets. This 4" extension adds length to any Sovereign handle. NOTE: a threaded coupler is required.
The shorter butt chisels are popular in the USA and Canada where woodworkers find them extremely useful for manipulating cuts in tight and difficult to access places. Their shorter blade and easy to grip handle allow for excellent control and sit nicely in the palm of the hand.
Available in traditional and tapered styles our Sheaf River range comes in full size versions too. Woodworkers might prefer the longer handle associated with the traditional tools or the shorter handle offered by the tapered versions – which are currently undergoing a resurgence in popularity.
We named the range after the river Sheaf which runs beside the factory and is famous the world over for its 400 year association with the steel industry and the city of Sheffield – which is also named after it.
American Ash handles provide the balance and strength between timber and steel, ash’s natural properties providing the essential ingredients to help absorb vibration and shock – which is why it’s the material of choice for baseball bats. Its strength to weight ratio is excellent and its ability to bend without breaking makes it a great material for woodworking tools.
This five piece set is extremely popular with novices. It offers superb quality tools for those who may be on a tighter budget. Each tool is crafted in the same way as the larger full size options. Each is hardness tested to ensure every tool passes the strict Robert Sorby quality control test. This is the benchmark that has made Robert Sorby the envy of competitors and earned us the reputation of being the best in the business.