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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

 

 

 

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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11093
Spiralling System Un-handled 330S
$199.99


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TurnMaster

 

The Robert Sorby TurnMaster is the first tool in the world to combine three cutting edge technologies in one flexible tool. Cutters are available in tungsten carbide, titanium nitride (TiN) and high speed steel (HSS) providing unsurpassed range to woodturners at every level.

An unprecedented collection of parts and cutters make it the most versatile and value added single tool
Robert Sorby TurnMaster Systemconcept on the market today. Among its many features TurnMaster incorporates a patented interchangeable cutter head that locks into three positions allowing for simple scraping and shear scraping options.

 

Benefits:

  • All cutters interchangeable with one tool
  • Indexable, patented cutting head for shear scraping
  • Interchangeable cutter head – no need to buy whole new tool
  • Flat underside for stability
  • High tensile torx screw/ key for quick cutter release

Dimensions:

  • The unhandled version i.e. the shank and head is 270 mm (10 5/8")

For those who wish to turn their own handle the diameter and length of the tang are as follows:

  • Diameter is 13mm (1/2")
  • Length of tang is 55mm (2 1/8")

SORBY TURNMASTER RSTM-ST123
SHANK WITH #1, 2 & 3 HSS CUTTERS

SORBY TURNMASTER RSTM-ST123

The un-handled (shank only) version version of Sorby's versatile TurnMaster Tool with all three (round, detail point, and square) High Speed Steel Cutters.

 

The Robert Sorby TurnMaster is the first wood turning tool in the world to combine three cutting edge technologies in one amazingly versatile tool. It's collection of available parts and cutters make it the most flexible and value added single turning tool on the market today. The TurnMaster will accept any of 3 standard cutters (square, round, or detail), as well as a wide range of other cutting tips which have been specially configured to work with it.

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11032
SORBY TURNMASTER RSTM-ST123
SHANK WITH #1, 2 & 3 HSS CUTTERS
$119.99

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SORBY TURNMASTER RSTM-SCT123
SHANK WITH #1, 2 & 3 CARBIDE CUTTERS

SORBY TURNMASTER RSTM-SCT123

The un-handled (shank only) version of Sorby's versatile TurnMaster Tool with all three (round, detail point, and square) Tungsten Carbide cutters.

 

The Robert Sorby TurnMaster is the first wood turning tool in the world to combine three cutting edge technologies in one amazingly versatile tool. It's collection of available parts and cutters make it the most flexible and value added single turning tool on the market today. The TurnMaster will accept any of 3 standard cutters (square, round, or detail), as well as a wide range of other cutting tips which have been specially configured to work with it.

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Quantity
11034
SORBY TURNMASTER RSTM-SCT123
SHANK WITH #1, 2 & 3 CARBIDE CUTTERS
$134.99


 

 

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