Creating barley twists, spirals and flutes has always represented a problem for woodturners. The Robert Sorby Spiralling Tool 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 it 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 tool rest ensuring 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 comes with four cutters whilst the 320H is the same tool but with a single cutter.