Simply the most versatile turning tool around & a must in every turners tool kit. The exclusive Robert Sorby Multi Tip tool features a massive half-round shank and interchangeable tips which combine to offer the turner a variety of different opportunities:
There are two HSS hollowing tips which can be used along with the swivel assembly. The first of which incorporates an angle of just under 90 is ideal for the initial rapid opening up of an aperature and for creating a crisp corner in the base of boxes. The second tip is more suitable for producing a sweeping curve in the bottom of vases or other hollow forms. The opposite end of each tip has been left deliberately blank for the turner to shape as he pleases. By offsetting the cutter, this tool then enables the turner to under-cut under rims of bowls. Unlike other hollowing systems, it is used with the flat section on the tool rest. This eliminiates all the rocking and rolling normally associated with hollowing and puts the turner firmly in control.
By fitting the HSS tear-drop shaped cutter, it suddenly becomes a multi-faceted scraper. The shape of the scraper cutter converts the tool into a round, half-round or square scraper suitable for use on the inside and outside of bowls, platters, and hollow forms. With the flat surface of the shank on the tool rest, scraping is in conventional mode. By turning the tool round, with the half-round section of the shank at 45 on the tool rest, it becomes a highly efficient shear scraper giving fine shavings and a highly polished finish.