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Power carving with Kutzall carbide

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Blog entry by Canadian Woodworks posted 03-12-2015 01:47 PM 1730 reads 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Quick tip this time around – Demonstration of power carving using Kutzall carbide shaping products with an angle grinder and die grinder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaVU42KG9r4&list=UUERIGfN6ATn5-U2DGhDzOvw

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com



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Roger

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#1 posted 03-12-2015 02:27 PM

A lot o grinding, but, well worth the effort.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Canadian Woodworks

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#2 posted 03-12-2015 02:56 PM



A lot o grinding, but, well worth the effort.

- Roger

You know it!

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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Jeff_in_LSMO

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#3 posted 03-12-2015 04:04 PM

If only I had one of these as a kid. My dad let me use his corded drill with a grinding stone to make my little sculptures. Granted I was only 10 or 12 at the time, but if I had one of these I could have been somebody, I could have been a contender, instead of a bum, which is what I am.

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#4 posted 03-12-2015 11:52 PM

Thanks Paul. Question: you first said you use a coarse and extra coarse Kutzall wheel. Later you said medium and coarse. Clear this up for me please.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 03-13-2015 12:55 AM


Thanks Paul. Question: you first said you use a coarse and extra coarse Kutzall wheel. Later you said medium and coarse. Clear this up for me please.

- gfadvm

Your right I was a little confusing, I use the very coarse and coarse flat wheels with the original coating

Tools I use – {affiliate links}
Coarse – http://goo.gl/stZp2E
Very Course – http://goo.gl/XUAGTJ
Bull nose – http://goo.gl/VxyELu

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 03-13-2015 01:11 AM

Thanks Paul, I favorited this so I can remember! Keep up the great videos. You make it look so easy.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 03-16-2015 06:35 PM

Watched the video, on my smart TV, not on ‘puter. I’m going to attempt some power carving. Have you had success on oak and pine? I’ve a lot of pine to practice on.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Canadian Woodworks

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#8 posted 03-17-2015 11:59 AM

I suggest you stick with hard woods, when carving pine there is no “feedback” from the wood so it’s actually harder to carve a wood that is very soft or varys in density.

Oak is a great wood to start with, Maple, cherry, Walnut all carve well. I even have found crazy hard exotic woods carve easily because the density is so even.


Watched the video, on my smart TV, not on puter. I m going to attempt some power carving. Have you had success on oak and pine? I ve a lot of pine to practice on.

- DocSavage45


-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#9 posted 03-17-2015 05:57 PM

Thanks,

I have been cutting my walnut branches/logs that I harvested on my band saw(playing) to get a feel, and noticing the difference in the sawdust, as compared to fir and pine. Same with oak and ash.

Been reading about hand carving rocking horses, and poplar seems popular.

But I am amazed at the cost of a 1 inch or larger fish tailed gouge?

Where and what kind of tips do you have for your tool grinder?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Canadian Woodworks

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#10 posted 03-17-2015 10:01 PM

I’ve had great success with these below….....

Tools I use – {affiliate links}
Coarse – http://goo.gl/stZp2E
Very Course – http://goo.gl/XUAGTJ
Bull nose – http://goo.gl/VxyELu


Thanks,

I have been cutting my walnut branches/logs that I harvested on my band saw(playing) to get a feel, and noticing the difference in the sawdust, as compared to fir and pine. Same with oak and ash.

Been reading about hand carving rocking horses, and poplar seems popular.

But I am amazed at the cost of a 1 inch or larger fish tailed gouge?

Where and what kind of tips do you have for your tool grinder?

- DocSavage45


-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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