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Forum topic by ForestGrl posted 09-04-2015 11:59 PM 633 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ForestGrl

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09-04-2015 11:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sorby multi-tip sorby hollowing set sorby scraping set

One of the tools I bought years ago (when I had $$, LOL) was a Sorby multi-tip hollowing/scraping set, ran slightly under $80 at Woodcraft. I didn’t use it back then, recently watched a video or two and gave it a try on the interior of a dry bowl that needed re-turning. Didn’t cut/scrape worth a darn. Anyone out there use this thing on a regular basis? I touched up the tip just a little on the grinder, and used diamond on the top flat, helped a little, but so far I’m truly underwhelmed.

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#1 posted 09-05-2015 12:11 AM

I think there is a online video about using it.

I Googled it and here is the link of what I came up with.

https://www.google.com/search?safe=strict&site=&source=hp&q=video+on+using+the+Sorby+multi-tool&oq=video+on+using+the+Sorby+multi-tool&gs_l=hp.12...3735.22701.0.26357.29.22.0.0.0.0.3386.9224.8-2j2.4.0....0...1c.1.64.hp..28.1.1793.0.hecWBByx3PU

hope it helps

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ForestGrl

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#2 posted 09-05-2015 12:21 AM

Yes, I’ve watched their videos. Of course, it worked gloriously on YouTube, LOL. Hopefully, someone here has experience they can share. Thanks, Arlin.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#3 posted 09-05-2015 04:35 PM

I have one and really like it but it has been years since I watched the video.
Learned something new. I have always mounted the multi-faceted scraper with the sharp edge towards the flat of the tool handle; this presents the cutting edge as a normal scraper with the flat of the bar on the tool rest. In the first video this is how they show it at about 1:45. When they show sheer scraping at about 2:15 it would have to be mounted opposite or it wouldn’t cut.

I most often use the round hollowing tip and for finish cut with very little exposed. If you hold the tool on edge (flat edge of the bar perpendicular to a table top) you can set the tip at 0 exposure. Turning it over you can expose the amount of cutting edge you want and this will be the max amount the tip can cut into the wood because the end of the bar/shaft will be a guide. I usually set mine about 1/16 -1/8” exposure, almost impossible to get a catch.

All of the bits I remove and hone on a diamond plate.

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