Decorating Elf


Example decorating elf

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.

Code Description Price VAT excl. Price VAT incl.  
TH-HS900 Decorating Elf Hand Tool A € 47.89 21% € 57.95 Add to basket.


There are two turning tools and 2 cutters which make worthy additions to the “Decorating Elf”.


TH-HS901.  Negative Rake Coving Tool. Cuts below the centre line of the wood for “catch” free turning and produces a very fine surface finish. Works well on side and end grain.


TH-HS902. Negative Rake Fine Point Tool. Again designed to cut below the centre line and “punctuates” the design of the textured surface.


TH-HS903. High Speed Steel Cylinder Cutter that comes with a spare sleeve. Fabulous patterns can be achieved using the cutter’s end face or on its side.


TH-HS904. High Speed Steel “Bud” Cutter that also comes with a spare sleeve. Again, adds another dimension to patterns that can be achieved.

Code Description Price VAT excl. Price VAT incl.  
TH-HS901 Coving Tool 6 mm A € 16.79 21% € 20.32 Add to basket.
TH-HS902 Point Tool 6 mm A € 16.79 21% € 20.32 Add to basket.
TH-HS903 HSS Cylinder Cutter 8 mm A € 7.60 21% € 9.20 Add to basket.
TH-HS904 HSS Bud Cutter 8 mm A € 7.60 21% € 9.20 Add to basket.