Decorating Elf Hand Tool
The Decorating Elf was originally designed by William Hudson (USA).
The ergonomically profiled handle is made from stained beech with a solid brass shaft that is inserted into the body for 4” (100mm) 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 plunging and disappearing into the shavings on the floor - never to be seen again.
The “Decorating Elf” comes with an 8mm (5/16”) ball cutter made from High Speed Steel. An important feature is the sleeve, which is slid over the shank of the cutter. It is there so that the brass body does not interfere with whatever you are turning. A spare sleeve is also in the pack in case you lose the original at some stage.
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.