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38 Click your mouse once on page to zoom in Carving Tools STARTING OUT CARVING You don’t have to be a master carver like Grinling Gibbons or David Esterly to reap the rewards of woodcarving. Projects can be as simple or as complex as the carver’s skill allows. However, patience is key to success. Projects can take weeks, months or even years to complete, so take your time. WHERE WILL I WORK AND WHAT EQUIPMENT WILL I NEED? The guarantee of quality for over 200 years INDIVIDUAL CARVING TOOLS Ref WHAT TOOLS DO I NEED? There are hundreds of carving tool sweeps and shapes to choose from. Robert Sorby manufactures 24 of the most universally used standard tools, 12 micro or palm-held tools and six larger sculpturing tools. When Robert Sorby reintroduced carving tools in 1993, we reappraised tool style and revised conventional thinking: ● Robert Sorby • � Creating perfect balance to counter new blade design • � Employing stringent heat treatment to ensure the finest edge retention • Providing a polished, razor sharp factory finish SAFETY Square Chisel 6001 3 / 8 10 ● Carving does not require a lot of space and can be achieved equally well in a living room, shed or studio. It is also relatively inexpensive compared to other woodworking pastimes and beginners can acquire a set of good tools for a modest outlay. • � Selecting special Sheffield alloy steel unique to Inch - mm Skew Chisels 6002 1 / 8 3 ● 6002 3 / 8 10 ■ Straight Gouges ■ 6004 1 / 2 13 ● 6004 3 / 4 19 ● 6005 1 / 8 3 ■ 6005 1 / 4 6 6005 3 / 8 10 ● 6005 1 / 2 13 6006 3 / 16 5 ● 6006 3 / 8 10 ■ 6007 1 / 8 3 6007 3 / 8 10 6008 3 / 4 19 ● the cutting edge and never try to catch one if you do One-piece forging for ultimate reliability. Blade widths marked in inches and millimetres for instant selection 6004 1 / 4 6 • � Always carve away from you with hand behind • Ensure wood is secured in clamp or vice • � Wear sensible shoes in case a tool is dropped Hand polished ash carver handle for comfort and resilience when used by hand or with a mallet Veiners 6010 1 / 8 3 Fitted with shock absorbing leather washer 6011 1 / 16 1.5 ● 6011 1 / 4 6 Bent Gouges ● 6014 3 / 4 19 ■ 6016 3 / 8 10 Spoon Bit Gouges 6025 3 / 8 10 ● 6027 3 / 8 10 Cannel honed and highly polished to a razor sharp cutting edge V Tools ■ 6039 1 / 8 3 ● 6039 1 / 4 6 Cutting edge line drawings are FULL SIZE. Blade sweeps are accurate to ‘Sheffield List’. Actual size shown Click your mouse again on page to zoom out