Robert Sorby

15 Jun 19
Wave eStore

A small skew sized for the delicacy and control required for smaller projects and fine detail work. Skew has a 6-1/4″ handle and is 10″ long overall. Ash handle. High Speed Steel (HSS) blade. England. [price_with_discount] Click Here to Buy

30 Apr 19
Woodshed In The Stowe

While out walking his dog around a local lake……………….well in Australia it is called a lake, but in fact due to the long running dry summer it is little more than a puddle about a foot deep and 10 feet across…. he came across some cut branches and logs. The local Shire workers had been […]

19 Apr 19
Baylis Handmade Furniture

The band saw arrived. It was reduced by £100 because it had a damaged box which was nice. The base and wheels go together like a big Meccano set and there are a few knobs to attach and the table and fences to set up. Half days work perhaps. Here she is: I re-arranged my […]

12 Mar 19
Poolewood Machinery & Tools

Technical specification:
Motor : 1/2 hp (375w)
Belt speed : 700 ft (220m) per minute

CE approved. Patent number 2438962.

08 Mar 19
Poolewood Machinery & Tools

Robert Sorby 1MT Revolving Stebcentre 11/4″ – RCSTB132 Robert Sorby 1MT Revolving Stebcentre 11/4″ – RCSTB132. A revolutionary idea of using a revolving live centre with the head of a Stebcentre. This allows for basic off-centre work to be achieved, such as cabriolet candlesticks as well as multi-sided boxes and even small multi-sided bowls when […]

04 Mar 19
Peter Follansbee, joiner's notes

Recently I posted a photo or two about the un-thrilling task of cleaning up the shop. This past week I made it into the loft to begin a clean-out up there. There’s things there that were in my old shop at the museum; nearly five years ago. They were extra tools then, got stored after […]

27 Jan 19
Parishmouse

Adwick-Le-Street, (P.) in the wap. of Strafforth and Tickhill, and liberty of Tickhill; 4 miles NW. of Doncaster. The church is a very ancient building, of which the Rev. Leonard Jasper Hobson is incumbent. Population, 346. Clark William, parish clerk Hobson William, miller Ibbotson Richard, surgeon Littlewood John, gentleman Pulley George, vict. Swan Rimington Henry, […]

19 Dec 18
LUTON MEMORIES

Built in 1869 and designed by Thomas Sorby, architect of Wardown House. It was bought by Swiss-born hat industry magnate Henry Durler in 1894, and on his death in 1924 it was passed to his son Robert. Robert’s widow Nora lived there until she sold the property for a reputed £100,000 in 1977. Durler Gardens named after […]

07 Dec 18
Woodshed In The Stowe

A beech bowl with a wobble and lots of sanding by hand.

04 Dec 18
Orethapedia

This year, make some holiday gifts – or give presents that foster creativity in your family and friends. Woodcraft offers many choices for creative gift-giving, as well as more traditional tools and accessories for woodworkers and DIYers. Pyrography, also called woodburning, involves the use of a heated pen to “burn” designs and pictures into furniture, […]

22 Nov 18
Daily Republic

This year make some holiday gifts – or give presents that foster creativity in your family and friends. Woodcraft offers many choices for creative gift-giving, as well as more traditional tools and accessories for woodworkers and DIYers. Woodburning and Woodcarving Pyrography, commonly called woodburning, involves the use of a heated pen to “burn” designs and […]

14 Nov 18
Tique Trader

A nice set of Robert Sorby wood turning lathe chisels.  They look to be in overall good used condition. The typical gouges and points are included as shown.  May need sharpened, some have been sharpened.  Some oxidation in places.  One has what looks to be a replaced handle and there is some grinding on the […]

14 Nov 18
Tique Trader

A nice set of Robert Sorby wood turning lathe chisels.  They look to be in overall good used condition. The typical gouges and points are included as shown.  May need sharpened, some have been sharpened.  Some oxidation in places.  One has what looks to be a replaced handle and there is some grinding on the […]