The Robert Sorby 330H spiralling system is another Robert Sorby tool designed to bring your work to life with decoration.Creating barley twists, spirals and flutes has always represented a challenge for the woodturner. The Spiralling System (330H) is designed to remove many of these challenges, but also allows the turner’s thoughts and ideas to come to life with imagination becoming reality.
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. Call us if you are interested in these pieces.
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). Also available unhandled for the Sovereign System.
The version of tool we keep in stock is the wooden handled option, however we can obtain the un-handled version (330S) which fits to the sovereign handles. If this is of interest to you please call us and we can arrange it for you the lead in is normally 5 to 10 working days.