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Power carving trial run

Discussion in 'Carving Forum: Hand, Power, & Chainsaw Carving' started by David Van Asperen, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. David Van Asperen

    David Van Asperen Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Got the Lancealot I plan to make a few dough bowls
    This was a trial run to try the carver and a few other things I was unsure of
    A few things I know
    Wear a dust mask also
    There is a learning curve or there is for me
    There will be plenty of chips to put around the bowl as it dries
    A full clear face shield will be helpful
    I need more light in my crowded dirty shop
    Saw dust will be everywhere and I mean everywhere image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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  2. Mike Hill

    Mike Hill The Bard of Barbecue Full Member

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    'nother thing. I often try to hog out some waste by drill press and forstner bit or very carefully with a miter saw and hammer.
     
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    Schroedc Apprentice Saw Maker Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    I'm thinking I should get one of those one of these days. I still have a big angle grinder from when I was buffing cars on a shelf somewhere....
     
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    Nice....those are cool.
    Keep yer fingers away or yer knuckles disappear quick.....
     
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    Alls you need with one of those is a 4" grinder, plenty enough power and easier to control, read safer.
     
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  6. David Van Asperen

    David Van Asperen Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Yep the 4 inch is plenty. Hope to get back to that in a day or so
     
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    Ah, a southpaw I see. I've got one also, doubled it up. Definitely right on about the need for faceshield and preparation to spray ships everywhere.
    Cool possibilities...look forward to seeing how it goes.
    By the way...hope you're using a grinder that doesn't 'switch-on', but looks like yours is. Should use a grinder with a paddle switch, so if by some chance in hell it gets away, it won't keep running till you can pull the plug.:scare3:

    This is as far as I got doing a first trial with mine. I haven't turned it to the firewood pile thinking I'll finish it.:impatient:
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  8. David Van Asperen

    David Van Asperen Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I would be estatic if my bowl looked any where as cool as yours. Finish it please and posts some more pics .
    Ok my DeWalt grinder has a slide switch and yes it will stay running if it gets away. Are you referring to a switch that needs to be held down the entire time you are using it?
    I want to operate as safe as possible, as I know that I am not foolproof ,bulletproof or even handy. If it can go bad ,I am the one that can make it happen.
    Thanks for the safety advice and encouragement.
    Looking forward to seeing your finished bowl.
    Dave
    Ps ,can you explain what you meant when you said that you doubled it up?
    Thanks
     
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    I'll. be sure to post when completed. And yes, the type of grinder you want to use is the type that has to be held down to run. Most of the manufacturers have a model that has a "No Lock-On" or similar feature to allow the tool to shut down if not being held on. Here's one example. Here's the statement from the Katools site: Do NOT use Lancelot or Squire on any Makita brand grinders. We only recommend use of 4-1/2″ (115mm) angle grinders with a constant pressure switch (paddle, kill or dead man switch).
    I would think if Makita has come up with a grinder that didn't have a lock-on feature it would be ok. Sometimes these sort of statements get stale.

    The doubled up part is their "combo" configuration. I have the Lancelot/Squire combo, very efficient material removal in a raking method.

    One other thing while I'm thinking about it, if you are left handed and using this with your right hand on the handle, the tendency is for the tool to climb doing a plunge cut. Be extra extra careful, and if you have any tendency towards being ambidextrous, explore it use this tool as a "righty".
     
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  10. David Van Asperen

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    Looked at grinders today so I now know the switch configuration to get. Will have to check into the squire .
    I am right handed in most cases but do shoot firearms and pool left handed .
    Thanks again got the info all useful to me.
     
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