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Robert Sorby - Individual Tools

In this section you will find Bowl, Spindle & Roughing Out Gouges, Skew Chisels, Ring tools, Bead Forming & Ring Cutting Tools, Parting Tools & Scrapers.

If you would like a printed catalogue please request one by e-mail at sales@classichandtools.com

We stock most of these tools in our shop together with some lovely English hardwood blanks including tiger oak, walnut & sycamore. These have a planed face so you can see what you will be working towards when using this beautiful timber. We also stock a comprehensive range of finishes and books.

Robert Sorby Bowl Gouges


Standard Bowl Gouges
Ref: RS -842LH


A must in the toolkit 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 finishing cuts as necessary.
 


Standard Bowl Gouges

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1/4" Bowl Gouge. 23" handle RS-842LH-1/4 38.47
3/8" Bowl Gouge. 23" handle RS-842LH-3/8 47.28
1/2" Bowl Gouge. 23" handle RS-842LH-1/2 58.86
1/2" Bowl Gouge. 26" handle RS-842XLH-1/2 60.82
3/4" Bowl Gouge. 26 3/4" handle RS-842XLH-3/4 74.89



Fingernail Profile Bowl Gouges
Ref: RS-842FLH


This profile gives a greater cutting tip area allowing for delicate shearing cuts and for heavy profiling cuts. 


Fingernail Profile Bowl Gouges

Quantity:  


1/4" Fingernail Profile Bowl Gouge. 23" handle RS-842FLH-1/4 38.47
3/8" bowl gouge, 23" with handle - RS-842FLH - 3/8 47.28
1/2" Fingernail Profile Bowl Gouge. 23" handle RS-842FLH-1/2 58.86


Robert Sorby Spindle Gouges


Standard Spindle Gouges
Ref: RS-840H


These are detailing tools used on between-centre 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.

Unfortunately the 3/8" gouge is not currently available. Please call us on 01473 784 983 or email sales@classichandtools.com to be added to our waiting list. 


Standard Spindle Gouges

Quantity:  


1/4" Spindle Gouge. 16½" handle RS-840H-1/4 23.62
1/2" Spindle Gouge. 18¼" handle RS-840H-1/2 33.19
3/4" Spindle Gouge. 18¼" handle RS-840H-3/4 45.68



Fingernail Profile Spindle Gouges
Ref: RS-840FH


Ideal for fine detailing on spindle work. The wing tips are ground back to reduce the danger of catching when working in confined areas.

Unfortunately the 3/8" is not currently available. Please call us on 01473 784 983 or email sales@classichandtools.com to be added to our waiting list. 


Fingernail Profile Spindle Gouges

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1/2" Fingernail Profile Spindle Gouge. 18¼" handle RS-840FH-1/2 33.19



Long & Strong Spindle Gouges
Ref: RS-841H


Same as standard but with a longer blade allowing you additional reach into the workpiece. 


Long & Strong Spindle Gouges

Quantity:  


3/8" Long & Strong Spindle Gouge. Handled RS-841H-3/8 37.15
1/2" Long & Strong Spindle Gouge. Handled RS-841H-1/2 44.05



Continental Style Spindle Gouges
Ref: RS-839H


These tools have a wonderful reputation for superb handling when doing spindle work. 


Continental Style Spindle Gouges

Quantity:  


8mm Continental Style Spindle Gouge. 15½" handle RS-839H-8 32.21
12mm Continental Style Spindle Gouge. 15½" handle RS-839H12 35.17
19mm Continental Style Spindle Gouge. 16" handle RS-839H-19 45.04
25mm Continental Style Spindle Gouge. 18½" handle RS-839H-25 56.88
30mm Continental Style Spindle Gouge. 18½" handle RS-839H-30 64.39



Robert Sorby Roughing-Out Gouges
Ref: RS-843H


For use for initial turning of uneven or 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 workpiece.  


Robert Sorby Roughing-Out Gouges

Quantity:  


3/4" Roughing Out Gouge. 19" handle RS-843H 47.28
1¼" Roughing Out Gouge. 21" handle RS-843LH 69.61



Oval Skew Chisels
Ref: RS-809H


This profile allows the tool to glide effortlessly along the tool rest. Use to smooth cylinders, clean the end grain of spindles, cut shallow curves, beads, pummels & V-cuts, e.g stair ballustrading & chair legs.
 


Oval Skew Chisels

Quantity:  


1/2" Oval Skew. 16¼" handle RS-809H-1/2 38.57
3/4" Oval Skew. 16¼" handle RS-809H-3/4 43.38
1" Oval Skew. 18¼" handle RS-809H-1 52.08
1¼" Oval Skew. 18¼" handle RS-809H-1-1/4 65.87



Standard Skew Chisels
Ref: RS-810H


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

Unfortunately the 1" & 1¼" skew is not currently available. Please call us on 01473 784 983 or email sales@classichandtools.com to be added to our waiting list.

Prices incl VAT 


Standard Skew Chisels

Quantity:  


1/2" Skew. 16¼" handle RS-810H-1/2 38.57
3/4" Skew. 16¼" handle RS-810H-3/4 43.38



Robert Sorby Ring Tools
Ref: RS-845H


Designed specifically for end grain hollowing. The dual bevels allow for hollowing of internal curved surfaces and flat bottomed vessels. These tools produce an unrivalled surface finish on end grain. Ideal for goblets and egg cups. Comes complete with full instructions. 


Robert Sorby Ring Tools

Quantity:  


1/2" Ring Tool. 18¼" handle RS-845H 48.44



Bead Forming Tools
Ref: RS-835H


Bangles and curtain rings are just two of the projects which can be undertaken with the use of Robert Sorby ring cutting tools. They can also be used to adorn stems with captive rings. Unlike some simular tools, the original Robert Sorby ring cutting tools are designed in such a way that sharpening and repeatability are not compromised.
All tools are supplied with full use and sharpening instructions.
 


Bead Forming Tools

Quantity:  


1/8" Bead Forming Tool. Handled RS-835H-1/8 22.20
3/16" Bead Forming Tool. Handled RS-835H-3/16 22.20
¼" Bead Forming Tool. Handled RS-835H-1/4 27.05
5/16" Bead Forming Tool. Handled RS-835H-5/16 27.05
3/8" Bead Forming Tool. Handled RS-835H-3/8 27.05
1/2" Bead Forming Tools. Handled RS-835H -1/2 31.58
Boxed Set of 5 RS-835H Bead Forming Tools 1/8, 3/16, ¼, 5/16 & 3/8" - RS-55HS 123.54



1/16" Slim Parting Tool
Ref: RS-830SH


This 1/16" handy parting tool is designed to give the cleanest and finest of cuts with the minimum of waste wood. Its 1¼" blade width eliminates the flexing and twisting normally associated with such a thin blade. The double bevel HSS cutting face gives the very finest of cuts. For added security the blade is seated and riveted deep into the handle. 


Price: 23.56 (Including VAT at 20%)

1/16

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Standard Parting Tools
Ref: RS-830H


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. 


Standard Parting Tools

Quantity:  


1/8" Parting Tool. 13½" handle RS-830H-1/8 33.74
1/4" Parting Tool. 17" handle RS-830H-1/4 40.01



Diamond Section Parting Tool
Ref: RS-831H


The special profile of this tool reduces the risk of binding in the cut. It also reduces the amount of heat build up caused by friction, thereby reducing the chance of burning the bottom of the parted project.

3/16" Diamond Parting Tool - 17" with handle 


Price: 61.13 (Including VAT at 20%)

Diamond Section Parting Tool

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Fluted Parting Tool
Ref: RS-832H


This tool has a milled flute running along the bottom edge, creating two sharp spurs at the cutting face. These sever the fibres to produce a burnished finish. The tapered profile also reduces the risk of binding in the cut. The long bevel has a milled flute which is the cutting face. The small bevel his the sharpening face. When parting off, this unique arrangement causes the tip to always cut at a shear cutting angle of 45º, producing a finish without equal from a parting tool, virtually eliminating the need for sanding.

3/16" Fluted Parting Tool - 18½" with handle 


Price: 63.85 (Including VAT at 20%)

Fluted Parting Tool

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Beading & Parting Tool
Ref: RS-833H


A versatile tool used for parting off as well as producing beads. Its size makes it very stable, but also very sensitive in use. Ideal for creating the spigots to fit in a chuck.

3/8" Beading & Parting Tool - 18¾" with handle 


Price: 39.66 (Including VAT at 20%)

Beading & Parting Tool

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Bedan Parting Tool
Ref: RS-834H


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.

3/8" Bedan Parting Tool - 18¾" with handle 


Price: 44.04 (Including VAT at 20%)

Bedan Parting Tool

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Round Nose Scraper
Ref: RS-820H


Used on bowls and spindle work to create smooth flowing curves e.g goblets, egg cups, and inside boxes.  


Round Nose Scraper

Quantity:  


3/4" Round Nose Scraper. 16" handle RS-820H-3/4 43.38
1" Round Nose Scraper. 18½" handle RS-820H-1 52.13



Square End Scrapers
Ref: RS-823H


For finishing convex and flat bottomed forms. The end profile can be modified to a specific shape as required, eg diamond point. 


Square End Scrapers

Quantity:  


1/2" Square End Scraper. 16" handle. RS-823H-1/2 38.57
3/4" Square End Scraper. 16" handle RS-823H-3/4 43.38
1" Square End Scraper. 18½" handle RS-823H-1 52.13



Curved Scraper
Ref: RS-828H


The curved end profile makes this excellent for creating, smoothing and blending curved surfaces in bowl and spindle work, eg round bottomed boxes. This new tool is able to take an agressive cut, whilst retaining the butterfly sensitivity for the refining cuts.

3/4" Curved Scraper - 16" with handle 


Price: 43.93 (Including VAT at 20%)

Curved Scraper

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Box Scraper
Ref: RS-829H


The special cutting profile of this scraper makes it ideal for cutting the parallel side walls of end grain boxes. The small radius on the point at the bottom of the cutting section creates a smooth intersection between the side wall and the flat bottomed vessels. The profiles cause this to be very responsive and sensitive in use.

3/4" Box Scraper - 16" with handle 


Price: 43.93 (Including VAT at 20%)

Box Scraper

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Round/Side Cut Scraper
Ref: RS-824H


Designed for blending the parallel side wall and the curved bottom of vessels together. It is excellent for undercutting the rims of small bowls.

3/4" Round Side Cut Scraper - 16" with handle 


Price: 47.52 (Including VAT at 20%)

Round/Side Cut Scraper

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Diamond/Side Cut Scraper
Ref: RS-825H


Used on square bottomed boxes the end profiles allows the tool to create a right angled juncture between side wall and bottom. The 85º angle at the end prevents the tool from cutting th eside wall and the bottom at the same time.

3/4" Diamond/Side Cut Scraper - 16" with handle 


Price: 47.52 (Including VAT at 20%)

Diamond/Side Cut Scraper

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Heavy Duty Scrapers


Massive in section, these were designed to reduce vibration and be stable in use. Because of their sheer bulk (overall length between 21 1/2" - 546 and 572mm) these scrapers can be used with large overhang form the tool rest. Excellent for large bowl work, platters and deep hollowing.

All blades 1 1/2" (38mm) by 3/8" (10mm) section except 8003 - 3/4" (19mm) by 3/8" (10mm).

Heavy Duty Scraper
Ref: RS-8008LH


Inboard Bowl Finishing

Price incl VAT 


Price: 91.79 (Including VAT at 20%)

Heavy Duty Scraper

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Heavy Duty Scraper
Ref: RS-8007LH


Outboard Bowl Finishing

Price incl VAT 


Price: 91.79 (Including VAT at 20%)

Heavy Duty Scraper

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Heavy Duty Scraper
Ref: RS-8004LH


Full Round

Price incl VAT 


Price: 91.79 (Including VAT at 20%)

Heavy Duty Scraper

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