|Forum topic by FaTToaD||posted 37 days ago||442 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
37 days ago
I’ve got a couple of hopefully quick questions for all you turners out there.
First, I acquired quite a few turning tools when I got my new shop, several Robert Sorby gouges, skews, etc. along with some Buffalo, Benjamin’s Best, Delta among others. One of the Sorby tools I just can’t figure out what it is. It’s very small, like the micro line but with the normal wood handle. It says it’s 5mm 3/16 and it’s got a strange tip:
Sorry for the lousy pictures, I just took them on my cell phone real quick. I’ve looked all over the internet including the Robert Sorby site but can’t find this particular tool.
Any thoughts or ideas? I sure would hate to have a tool and not know what it’s for!
And finally, I was wondering what your routine is for cleaning up and maintaining you turning tools. I don’t mean sharpening but more the cleaning of the handles and metal and keeping them in nice condition. Several of the tools I acquired are in fine working order they just need to be cleaned and sharpened but I wasn’t real sure how to approach it. One wood turning book I had suggested wiping the metal down with oil rag (like 3-in-1) but wasn’t sure.
Any thoughts or feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!