I recently purchased a set of six new Robert Sorby truning tools. I tried them straight from the box, and I am dissapointed with the results. My older, Windsor Design tools work a lot better.
I am wondering if the Sorby tools need to be re-ground to the proper profile in order to perform as I expected them too, or did I make a bad choice in purchasing these?
Finally, when I watch the turning demos on TV and on te internet, I see thsee long strings of wood being cut. With my tools, I get ribbons about 1 inch long, then they break off. Are my tools not sharpened properly? I turn dry wood.
Thanks for your input,