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Robert Sorby Spiralling tool

Help, I cant make it work.

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Ron Davis04/06/2010 20:45:55
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The club chairman has loaned out his Robert Sorby spiralling tool to Mick the Wood and we have been trying to make spiralls, and it does not seem to do what it says on the tin.
I can get a range of interesting textures, seeing as I want a spiral, what is wrong? We have only been trusted with the one wheel, the one that looks like a bicyle sprocket
Sparky04/06/2010 22:03:15
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Try these videos >> here <<  as I think its best to watch than explain.
Like to see what you both come up with

Mark Sutton06/06/2010 09:43:07
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Hi Ron
The stem on the identical goblets in my album, were created with the sorby spiralling tool. What you describe in your  request, sounds like to me that you have the texturing wheel and not the spiral tooth bits, there are 4 wheels with the complete kit.
Try this link
 Then go the the instruction page, towards the bottom is the spiralling tool, hope this helps

Edited By Mark Sutton on 06/06/2010 09:50:55

Ron Davis06/06/2010 17:55:42
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Thanks guys, I have looked at the videos, and I can see a discussion with the chairman coming up. Yes we have only got the texturing tool and it will take a month of Sundays to get a spiral with it.
Thanks for the links, as Sparky said it was easier to watch it rather that try to write about it
George Arnold06/06/2010 21:54:36
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I hope you get it sorted, you seem to be on a downward spiral.
PS Did you get the lathe thread sorted?
Ron Davis07/06/2010 19:39:50
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Thnks George, I knew I could rely on you for a pun. Actually we are on an upwards spiral, no thanks to Robert Sorby;s tool though!
The lathe is finished, on a dedicated stand and works a treat, why manufacurers abndoned the Tyme idea of asuare bed bars with one at 45 degrees I do not know, this littlathe drills a hole better than any other I have used.
Thanks to a member who has a metal turning lathe and a knowledge of metal turning, I have an adaptor for my Axminster chuck, (whick is more than Axminster could provide) made from scratch, and also made from scratch an arbour with 3/4*16 thread which fits into the morse taper oin the head stock.
I intend to put pics on the site, but as members have yet to see the lathe I will wait till next week following our Monday meeting, at which the lathe illm star!
My members reward for all that work, he is now on the committee
Julian07/06/2010 22:29:05
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Hi Ron,
  I have been reading the mail on this one so I am glad you got the adapter sorted out I am sure we will se some pics at a later date.
Good luck at the club

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