Sorby RS3000 Ornamental Turning Device
Going through an old woodworking mag (Traditional Woodworking, a British magazine from 1995) I saw an ad for the Sorby RS3000 - a woodturning tool made to mount on any lathe and do ornamental turning. Original retail price back then was 375 pounds. It looked like an electric shock absorber with a cutting tool on the end. It mounted on the bed, or the toolrest. Has anyone seen one in action, know where something like that is available? Know of designs for somthing similar maybe with a power carver base? I keep getting drawn back to ornamental turning but all the plans for lathes I see are of the Rose Engine style, and the original Holtzapfels look more like regular lathes with some sort of cutting bit off to the side - and this Sorby tool looks like a start in that direction.
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