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TEXTURING Woodturner Tracy Owen has won many prizes with his textured bowls.
The unique Robert Sorby Texturing Tool (310H) allows every
350/0 woodturner to share his secrets by giving their work that
added value and individuality which these effects bring.
The Texturing Tool enables the turner to alter the visual
and tactile qualities of a work piece by creating striations,
350/02 whorls, an orange peel effect and more.
Let your imagination run wild.
330H Spiralling System
310 Texturing Tool
370A Micro Spiralling Tool
(see pages 15 and 17)
350/06 Fitted with an interchangeable cutter, the
Texturing Tool is just as effective on soft as
on hard woods - although the result can be
The Robert Sorby Texturing Tool not only brings
turned pieces to life, it gives hours of pleasure.
Also available unhandled for the Sovereign
System – see page 19.
Creating barley twists, spirals and flutes has always represented
a problem for the woodturner.
The Spiralling System (330H) not only overcomes many of these
difficulties, but also allows the turner’s imagination to run wild
as he enters a new field of decoration.
Based on the same principle as the texturing tool, it is simple
to use even in the hands of a novice - but still comes with
instructions and ideas on further use.
The built-in rest allows the work to be approached at a variety of angles - graduations on the rest
ensure repeatability. The degree of off-set determines the pitch of the spiral.
Another variation is introduced with the addition of three different cutters which can also be used for
texturing. From these the turner can either produce amongst other works fine spirals on the stem
of a delicate goblet, chequered designs, rope effect twists, heavy patterns on boxes, spindles or
candlesticks as well as around the base. The 330H and 330S come with four cutters whilst the 320H
and 320S are the same tool but with a single cutter (see table).
It is also possible to up-grade a texturing tool to create spirals by the purchase of the tool rest (360) and
an appropriate cutter.
The Spiralling and Texturing tools are shown to full effect in the Robert Sorby
Focus on Decorative Techniques DVD (RSDVDDT).
If your requirement is for finer spirals we also have a micro spiralling tool
(ref 370A) details of which you will find on pages 15 and 17. Also available unhandled for the
Sovereign System – see pages 18 and 19.
This is created by the Chattertool (RS215KT) which is both a shear scraper and a decorating tool. When fitted
with either of the double ended spring steel cutters it will produce a myriad of patterns on end grain only.
Supplied with two chatter cutters (RS220 and 221) and scraper (RS222).
User instructions included. The Chatter Tool is featured in the Decorative Techniques DVD.
Ref Description Chattertool Kit (includes
RS215KT � RS220, RS221and RS222)
RS216 �Chattertool (as RS215KT but
without scraper cutter RS222
Square and Point Cutter *
Domed and Hollow Cutter *
Shear Scraper Cutter
An endless variety of patterns can be produced very
easily. Alternative patterns can be achieved by:-
• �Adjusting cutter lengths
RS215KT • �Changing cutter shape
• �Altering lathe speed
• �Traverse or stationary cuts
• �Cuts on, above or below centre
Ref Description 310H
Texturing Tool (includes *)
310S S U Unhandled Texturing Tool (includes *)
uses SOV-C13 collet
Spiralling Tool (includes 350/4 cutter)
320S S U Unhandled Spiralling Tool (includes
350/4 cutter) uses SOV-C13 collet
330 �Spiralling System complete with 4
cutters (includes •)
330S �Unhandled Spiralling System
complete with 4 cutters (includes •)
uses SOV-C13 collet
Texturing cutter * •
350/2 Cutter 2mm pitch •
Cutter 4mm pitch •
Cutter 6mm pitch •
350/5 Cutter 5mm pitch (optional extra)
Tool Rest •
RSDVDDT Focus on Decorative Techniques DVD