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Robert Sorby Spindlemaster-Spindlemaster

Item #
GRP6435_1
Rating:
92% of 100
It beads, coves, planes, trims end grain and much more!The Spindlemaster is ideal for small projects like boxes and rattles, and works just as effectively on large pieces like bedposts and staircase spindles. If you have reservations about using a skew chisel, the Spindlemaster is the answer.
(1) Robert Sorby Spindlemaster-Spindlemaster
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Brand Robert Sorby
Weight 0.6200
Tool Type Speciality
4.6 / 5.0
16 Reviews
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Simple and effective
Purchasd the 1/2 inch micro version without any idea were I would put it use. Then an Heirloom Cradle project with 22 spindles in oak came along and after a few turnings with the usual tools, I tried it out and found out it is a handy, go to addition. Spindles are 10 inches shoulder to shoulder between the rails with max diameter of 3/4 inch and a min of 1/2 inch in the coves . The micro version provided added consistency with its radius tip. Liked it so much I purchased the 3/4 inch full size version.
May 30, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works great in tight spots and it’s easy to sharpen
April 15, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Spindlemaster
Spindlemaster was what I needed to turn wooden eggs.
The skew has done it before. A spindlemaster gives you a little easy.
March 28, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Excellent product. Works as well as...
Excellent product. Works as well as advertised.
March 21, 2011
Excellent Product!!!! Comes fully sharpened and...
Excellent Product!!!! Comes fully sharpened and polished. Cut wood like butter. Leaves soft and hardwoods super smooth very little if any sanding needed.
February 22, 2010
Super easy to use on the...
Super easy to use on the small stuff. Works very well right out of the box.
September 8, 2009
Oh, I like this tool. For...
Oh, I like this tool. For those of us who are skew-challenged, this works very well. It IS possible to have a catch with this tool (which may say more about me than the tool...) but much less frequently, and it does produce a nice finish.For me, I can use the skew pretty well from right to left (I'm right-handed) but often catch from left to right. Now I just switch to the Spindlemaster when going to the right. It also tends to make coves easily and with a nice finish, in either direction, and can even be used as a finish scraper for those coves.The tool came nicely sharpened. My only concern is that eventually (probably not for a LONG time), sharpening by honing the flat side will reduce the thickness of the tool.
July 20, 2009
I purchased this for turning pens...
I purchased this for turning pens and bottle stoppers after getting frustrated with my skew. I love it and wish I had purchased one sooner.
April 2, 2009
Absolutely the greatest tool for making...
Absolutely the greatest tool for making pens.
March 1, 2009
As a new turner with and...
As a new turner with and older Delta lathe, this tool takes the worry out of using a skew. The Spindlemaster is up to the high quality expected of Sorby.
December 8, 2008
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Have had good reports on this tool.
Wilbur T on Mar 13, 2018
Read about it's use for pens and spindles. I look forward to using it.
Shealy M on May 15, 2016
Have had good reports on this tool.
Wilbur T on Mar 13, 2018
I am new to turning and this tool is highly reccomended
Bill S on Nov 13, 2017
Read about it's use for pens and spindles. I look forward to using it.
Shealy M on May 15, 2016
This tool works great when turning candle holders, spindles, etc because of its rounded but narrow cutting edge
Scott T on Oct 3, 2015
Very nice and easy-to-use tool. Especially for beginners
Sergey B on Jun 11, 2015
I am new to turning and this tool is highly reccomended
Bill S on Nov 13, 2017
This tool works great when turning candle holders, spindles, etc because of its rounded but narrow cutting edge
Scott T on Oct 3, 2015
What is the length?
Frances G on Dec 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The handle is 10" with the overall length being 16 1/4"
How do you sharpen a spindle master?
Bill P on Jan 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: On a flat surface , put the flat side horizontal with stone and apply moderate pressure, while rubbing back and forth then deburr if needed
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