From £66.98 £55.82

In Stock
- get it Tuesday 5th Mar, order within and choose Premium delivery. Delivery info
  • Made in England
  • Unique tool for surface decoration on turned work
  • The tool is only limited by your imagination
  • View full description

Customers Also Viewed

Frequently Bought Together

  1. Henry Taylor Decorating Elf
Total:
£141.52 £117.93

Unleash the Decorating Elf on your work

The Henry Taylor Decorating Elf is an invaluable tool for creating beautiful surface decoration on turned work.

Endless possibilities

Use the Henry Taylor Decorating Elf to create beautiful, crisp surface details with the hardened HSS steel cutters. And add a splash of colour to make your designs really stand out.

The Decorating Elf is a popular choice for box turners but it can also produce excellent effects on faceplate and spindle work. In fact it can add amazing details to pens, bowls, jewellery and much, much more. It can also be used on a variety of materials, not only wood. It's easy to use and can be used on end grain, in coves or on surfaces.

What's included?

It comes with an 8mm ball cutter with the option of buying additional cylindrical and bud shaped cutters, to give endless possibilities for decorating and embellishing your pieces. Combine cutters to create a variety of different textured patterns. You are only limited by your imagination.

Also included is a Natural Hogs Hair Burnishing Brush which is a key in producing a clean and crisp pattern.

Innovative design

The Decorating Elf is designed so there is no need to use abrasive materials. The burnishing brush supplied, not only cleans and removes fibres, but also burnishes the surface - ready to take the finish of your choice. Follow the instructions to get the best results.

The ergonomically profiled handle is made from stained beech with a solid brass shaft that is inserted into the body to add weight and give a controlled user experience.

This unique tool was originally designed by William Hudson (USA), known to his friends as the Turning Elf – hence the product name. Now manufactured in England by Henry Taylor Tools, this tool produces some excellent effects on both faceplate and spindle work. Woodturners who produce boxes will find this tool invaluable for surface decoration and it can be combined with colouring followed by liming wax or burning effects. The ergonomically profiled handle is made from stained beech with a solid brass shaft that is inserted into the body for 100mm(4") to add weight and feel to the overall design. The brass body has two sealed (maintenance free) bearings inserted to support the cutting tool. The bearings retain a rare earth magnet which prevents the cutter from disappearing into the shavings on the floor. The Decorating Elf is supplied with an 8mm (5/16") HSS ball cutter. To increase the range of effects a cylindrical cutter and a bud shaped cutter are available as optional extras. Also in the pack is a Natural Hogs Hair Burnishing Brush, which is a key component in producing a clean and crisp pattern. The concept in using the Decorating Elf is that there is no need to use abrasive materials (the instruction sheet tells you how). The brush not only cleans and removes fibres but also burnishes the surface – ready to take the finish of your choice. We think that this really is a great tool and we are looking forward to seeing some of the work you produce using it. To further extend the range of possible designs available to you, two extra cutters are available. Fabulous patterns can be achieved using the HSS Cylinder Cutter’s end face or the side face. The bud cutter again adds another dimension to the array of patterns that can be achieved with the Decorating Elf. N.B. Replacement ball cutter and burnishing brush are available to purchase separately.

Key Features

  • Made in England
  • Unique tool for surface decoration on turned work
  • The tool is only limited by your imagination
  • Additional cutters available
Made in Britain Made in Britain

Made in Britain supports & promotes British manufacturing, enabling buyers and consumers at home and abroad to identify British-made products.

We think you'll like...

    Customer AccountThe outline of a personCustomer BasketA shopping basket with a handleBulk BuysA star with lots of pointsBusiness ServicesA building with a door at the frontCatalogueAxminster Tools CatalogueCategoriesView categoriesClick & CollectA shopping bag with a handleClockA clock face showing the timeThe CommunityAxminster Tools & Machinery Forum LogoCompareCompare productsDeliveryA van delivering parcelsPremium DeliveryA van delivering parcels fastCopyCopy to the clipboardEditEdit itemEmailAn envelopeEventbriteThe logo for the Eventbrite websiteExpandTwo arrows pulling away from each otherFacebookThe logo for FacebookFilterDots in a triangle shape pointing downfinanceA walletInstagramThe logo for InstagramiwocaPayiwocaPay payment logoLinkedInThe logo for LinkedInLocationA location markerMade in BritainMade in Britain logoMenuThree Horizontal lines stacked on top of each otherNotificationA notification bellPartnerBuy from our PartnersPay By FinanceNovuna Finance LogoPayPalPayPal payment service logoPayPal CreditPayPal credit payment service logoPhoneAn old style telephone receiverPinterestThe logo for PinterestPoint RightAn arrow in a circle pointing rightPrinterA printer, printing a piece of paperPrivatePadlockRemoveTwo lines in a x shapeReturnAn arrow in a circle pointing back to the startRewardsAxminster Tools RewardsSettingsView SettingsSortOne arrow pointing up, one arrow pointing downSpinA circle that spins to show that the page is loadingStockA circle which is coloured to show the current stock levelTagA clothing label tagTeachableThe Logo for TeachableTickA tick symbolTrade AccountSaving tag iconDeleteDeleteUnavailableA no entry signVideo PlayA Circle with a video play symbol insideWarrantyA screwdriver and a spanner in an x shapeWhatsAppThe logo for WhatsAppWishlistA heart symbolWood OutlineWood effectYouTubeThe logo for YouTube
    4.30 20