Soveriegn System Handles

Soveriegn System Handles

Sovereign handle system for woodturners. Like all other Robert Sorby products it is made in Sheffield to the most exacting engineering standards. Sovereign is the name of the interchangeable handle which comes in three lengths - 12", 16" and 22". The handles are made of aluminum and alloy in combination to give the best of strength, balance and vibration dampening qualities. Each handle comes with a durable Softex grip for extra comfort. Additional knurling provides a further non-slip surface. All three handles will take turning chisels with a 5/8" diameter shaft. Also included are 3/8" and 1/2" collets to accept tools with those diameters thereby allowing the turner to use his Sovereign for a whole host of different chisels.
The Sovereign handles and collet system are ideal for quick change from one tool to another. At the same time they enable the turner to lengthen or shorten the tool length. There a several optional extras with the Sovereign System. While the handles are beautifully balanced some turners like a bit of extra weight for control and hence there is a counterweight to fit both handles. For extra control a side handle is also offered. This can be used either on the side or top of the tool in use. For those requiring an even longer handle there is also a threaded coupler which enables the turner to fit two handles together for extra leverage.

No.
Description
Price
Quantity
11058
12" Sovereign System HandleSOV-12S
Includes 2 Collet Adaptors (SOV-CT and SOV-C10)
$69.99
11059
16" Sovereign System HandleSOV-16S
Includes 2 Collet Adaptors (SOV-C13 and SOV-C10)
$79.99
11060
22" Sovereign System HandleSOV-22S
Includes 2 Collet Adaptors (SOV-C13 and SOV-C10)
$89.99

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Sovereign Collets Adaptors

Sovereign Collets Adaptors

Collet Adaptors are an optional adaptor that's added to Sovereign Handle to allow you to use a variety of Sorby Sovereign Turning Tools.

 

A. 1/4" Collet Adaptor is pilot bored and used with turning tools like some Scrapers, Skews, Parting Tools, Gouges.

 

B. Tang Collet Adaptor allows traditional tanged and flat tools to safely and securely fit into the handle.

No. Description
Price
Quantity
11086
A. Collet Adaptor 1/4" SOV-CO6
$14.99
11087
B. Tang Collet Adaptor SOV-CT
$14.99

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Sovereign Counter Weight

Sovereign Counter Weight Part of Sorby's brilliant handle and interchangeable tool system that allows turners to mix and match a huge range of accessories and matching tooling for an extreme level of versatility, flexibility, and customization never before seen.

Although the handles are beautifully balanced some turners like a bit of extra weight for even more control. This Counterweight gives turners that option. Fits the 12, 16", and 22" Sovereign handles. Weighs approximately 9-1/2 oz.
Sovereign Counter Weight Sovereign Counter Weight shown in handle
No. Description
Price
Quantity
11088
Sovereign Counter Weight SOV-CW
$12.99

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Sovereign Side Handle

Sovereign Side Handle

The Side Handle accessories gives support and control to your Sorby Sovereign Handle. The threaded end simply screws into the threaded opening on the side of the Sovereign handle to maximize command of your tools. Extra control is especially useful for deep hollowing applications. Softex grip dampens vibration and knurled end provides surface grip. The handle is made of aluminum and alloy in combination to give the best of strength, balance and vibration dampening qualities.

Sovereign Side Handle Sovereign Side Handle shown on handle
No. Description
Price
Quantity
11068
Sovereign Side Handle SOV-SH
$16.99

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Sovereign Threaded Coupler

Sovereign Threaded Coupler

This threaded coupler is an accessory for the Robert Sorby Sovereign Turning Handles. The coupler allows any two Sovereign Handles to be joined together end-to-end for increased length and leverage, useful when roughing out very hard woods or when additional reach is needed. The increased weight also helps counterbalance the tool when heavy chisels are installed in the handle.

 

Allows you to achieve a turning handle length of up to 44".

 

Sovereign Threaded Coupler Sovereign Threaded Coupler inner view of handle Sovereign Threaded Coupler shown connected
No. Description
Price
Quantity
11069
Sovereign Threaded Coupler SOV-TC
$14.99

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Sorby HSS Turning Tools / un-handled

Made by Robert Sorby these un-handled tools are perfect for any woodturner. The un-handled tools will work with most handles and are compatible with the Robert Sorby Sovereign System. Tools may vary in length.




Bowl Gouge HSS

Bowl Gouge HSS Unhandled

A must in the tool kit of every bowl turner. Milled from round bar, giving both mass and stability. These tools are ideal for making bowls. They can produce either massive profiling cuts or delicate as necessary.

No. Description
Price
Quantity
11061
Bowl Gouge HSS Un-handled 3/8" 842 (3/8" - 6mm)
$57.50
11062
Bowl Gouge HSS Un-handled 1/2" 842 (1/2" - 13mm)
$74.99

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Spindle Gouge HSS

Spindle Gouge HSS Unhandled

These are detailing tools used on between-center work, where the grain is running parallel to the bed bars.They are used to create coves, beads and other profiles on goblets, vases and egg cups.

No. Description
Price
Quantity
11063
Spindle Gouge HHS Un-handled 3/8" 840 (3/8" - 10mm)
$32.99
11064
Spindle Gouge HHS Un-handled 1/2" 840 (1/2" - 13mm)
$39.99

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Spindle Roughing Gouge HSS

Spindle Roughing Gouge HSS Unhandled

Recommended for the initial turning of un even of square stock to round. The shape of the roughing-out gouge enables the tool to cut safely with the wings (the name given to the tips of the side walls) well back from the work piece. Roughing gouges Should Not be used on bowl projects.

No. Description
Price
Quantity
11065
Spindle Roughing Gouge HHS Un-handled 3/4" 843
(3/4" - 19mm)
$59.99

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Multi-Tip Hollowing Tool

Multi-Tip Hollowing Tool Unhandled














PDF Instructions to Multi Tip Hollowing Tool Unhandled
Muti-Tip Instructions

The Multi Tip Hollowing Tool (RS200KT) is our recommendation for those who wish to take their first steps in hollowing and those working on projects of 6” and under. It is one of the most versatile tools around.

  • The 3/4" flat surface is in permanent contact with the tool rest and so minimizes the impact of rotational forces putting the turning in control and allowing him to be as delicate or as aggressive as he wishes
  • It features two hollowing tips which are fitted to a swiveling clamp
  • Swiveling clamp allows for straight hollowing and undercutting under a rim
  • One tip is rounded to create a flowing shape like bowls
  • Second tip is pointed for squarer shapes like boxes
  • Second end of each HSS tip is left plain for the turner to shape to his specific requirements
  • Also includes a scraper blade for finishing
  • Scraper has three different working faces making it a round scraper, a half-round scraper and a square scraper all rolled into one
  • Scraper can be used on the half-round shank for shear scraping
  • All three tips or cutters are HSS and sharpened with a diamond hone on the top
  • Spare tips and cutters available
  • Separate beading, coving, and dovetailing cutters available separately
Play Video for Multi-Tip Note: Multi-Tip in video is the handled Version.
No. Description
Price
Quantity
11066
Multi-Tip Hollowing Tool Un-handled SOV-RS200
$79.99

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Hollow Master

Hollow Master Unhandled

 

 

PDF Instructions to Hollow Master Unhandled Hollow Master Instructions
The Hollowmaster starts where the Multi Tip Hollowing Tool finishes. It has many of the same features but enable the turner to work even further round in blind holes. For deep hollowing we recommend the RS2000 System which is an adaptation of the original Stewart System.
Unlike most conventional hollowing tools, the unique Hollowmaster comes with a meaty3/4" flat surface. When laid on the tool rest, this gives ample support to prevent the tool being turned over by the rotation of the wood. You are not fighting the laws of nature but removing wood with ease. It's swan neck design means that the Hollowmaster can reach those spots that are often difficult to reach. The Hollowmaster comes with a swiveling hollowing cutter and a full round scraper cutter for fine finishing. Both are easily sharpened with a diamond file and can be replaced when need be.
Play Video Note: Spindlemaster used in video is the handled Version.
No. Description
Price
Quantity
11067
Hollowmaster Un-handled SOV-RS230
$69.99

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Oval Skew HSS

Oval Skew HSS Unhandled

Delicately balanced tools that are the planes of the spindle turners kit. Designed at Robert Sorby, the profile allows the tool to glide effortlessly along the tool rest without fear of the edges dragging on the rest. They will smooth cylinders, clean the end grain of spindles, cut shallow curves, beads, pummels and v-cuts, e.g. stair balustrades and chair legs. These tools are indispensable if a fine finish is required from the tool.

No. Description
Price
Quantity
11070
Oval Skew HSS Un-handled 3/4" 809
$44.99
11071
Oval Skew HSS Un-handled 1-1/4" 809
$74.99

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Skew Chisel HSS

Skew Chisel HSS Unhandled

Rectangular in section, giving this type of skew more weight. This makes them superb for large spindle work e.g. newel posts and kitchen table legs.

 

 

 

No. Description
Price
Quantity
11072
Skew Chisel HSS Un-handled 3/4" 810
$44.95
11073
Skew Chisel HSS Un-handled 1-1/4" 810
$74.99
 

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Spindlemaster

Spindlemaster Unhandled

 

 

 

 





Spindlemaster Instructions

Taming the skew is perhaps the most common of problems encountered by the woodturner. The digs-ins which ensue from incorrect presentation cause many turners to avoid using the skew chisels and consequently reduce their skills and limit their opportunities of turning between centers. The new Spindlemaster does away with this problem. Its design is flat on one surface, and oval on the other makes dig-ins a thing of the past. It is easy to use for even the least experienced turner. In addition to doing the regular planing job of the skew chisel, the Spindlemaster will also cut both beads and coves with the greatest ease. Because of its design - the wood is almost polished and so it gives a fine finish every time. That is a particular advantage when working on soft woods like pine which normally leaves a very coarse finish.

The Spindlemaster is ideal for small projects like boxes and rattles, and works just as effectively on large pieces like bedposts and staircase spindles. If you have reservations about using a skew chisel, the Spindlemaster is the answer. It is also available in micro size for those miniature or small projects like finials, pens, lace bobbins. Full instructions included.

video_11074 Note: Hollowmaster used in video is the handled Version.
No. Description
Price
Quantity
11074
Spindlemaster Un-handled 3/4" 812
$43.99

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Parting Tool HSS

Parting Tool HSS 1/8" Unhandled

Used to part the finished project off from the waste material, the parallel sides make for a rigid tool that handles well. The 1/8" -3mm tool reduces the amount of waste, vital if the timber is an expensive, exotic one. It also makes for a fine detailing tool, e.g. beads and fillets.

No. Description
Price
Quantity
11075
Parting Tool HSS Un-handled 1/8" 830
$31.99

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Bedan HSS

Bedan HSS Unhandled

Used in the same way as the beading and parting tool the relieved side bevel allows the tool to plunge cut in bowls and boxes with little risk of binding.

No. Description
Price
Quantity
11076
Bedan HSS Un-handled 3/8" 834
$42.99

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Continental Spindle Gouge HSS

Continental Spindle Gouge HSS Unhandled

Originating from Europe, these tools have gained a reputation for their superb handling qualities on spindle work. Being a forged construction, they have an even wall thickness, thereby increasing the finesse without compromising the strength.

No. Description
Price
Quantity
11077
Continental Spindle Gouge HSS Un-handled 8mm 839
$39.99

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Spiralling System

Spiraling System Unhandled

Adding such decorations as spirals to turned pieces was once the domain of the privileged. Now you can venture into this field and create spirals to your hearts content. The Robert Sorby Spiralling System unhandled is a further development on the texturing tool and is used to create both left and right handed spirals with ease. It features an innovative rest with indexed reference positions, which enable the replication of the spirals. Differing pitch and twist profiles are made possible by altering the presentation angle of the cutter or by changing the cutter to a different one.
The texturing tool is part of the system as well as a graduated rest, 2mm, 4mm and 6mm spiralling cutters. With these you can spiral goblets, candle holders, boxes, vases, bowls and spillikins. We also offer a Micro Spiralling Tool which is ideal for decorating those small or fine projects. It can also be used to provide a variety of textures. Useful Tip: Sharpening the cutters is easy. Just place the cutter in the vertical position up against a revolving piece of work and apply a diamond file flat on the bevel. This will keep the cutter in top condition.

 

Spiralling System Includes:

  • Unhandled Spiraling Tool
  • 2mm V-Cut Spiral Cutter
  • 4mm U-Cut Spiral Cutter
  • 6mm U-Cut Spiral Cutter
  • Texturing Cutter
  • Allen Wrench
  • Instructions

Spiralling System Also Comes in:

  • Spiraling System Handled
  • Micro Spiralling Tool
   
PDF Instructions for spiralling Tool Unhandled
Spiralling System Instructions
Play Video Note: System used in video is the handled Version.
No. Description
Price
Quantity
11093
Spiralling System Un-handled 330S
$199.99


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