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Blog entry by robscastle posted 06-17-2013 02:47 AM 1078 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was trying out my Arbortech Turboplaner,

Had a chunk of wood lying about so set it on some horses and
turboplaned away

Seemed easy enough to use

I revealed some nice grain.

-- Regards Robert



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wiswood2

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#1 posted 06-17-2013 02:00 PM

how about a picture of the plainer.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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robscastle

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#2 posted 06-17-2013 10:26 PM

Hi Chuck,

I didn’t realise a how active this LJs site is and blog would even get read, (195 reads at editing!) my apologies for the short post.

Here is the gear I bought at our latest Brisbane Wood Working Expo in May this year.
I think all up I paid about $140 for the big Turbo plane and the Mini planer about $130 from memory.
I had previously seen a utube video on them after seeing them in a the local Carba Tech WW shop, this was what generated my interest.

They are not a cheap item by any means but after seeing them both demonstrated at the show I was impressed enough to buy both. The smaller planner had removable cutters but not the larger one.

The timber in the photos is QLD Blood wood and it looked so nice after I planed it I decided to run a section through the jointer just to check it was all the same.
QLD Blood wood has resin traces within as a characteristic of it and is certainly present in the wood I have.
Its a single piece of timber not a series of pieces glued together as it seems.

If you want to see the Planners working I would recommend checking out the videos on utube.

Here it is fitted to my angle grinder.

Another shot of the 5min result work.

The mini Planer and sanding disks.
The little grey key is for changing the cutters

The instructions for the Turboplanner

The Mini planner and a shot of the timber

Regards

Robert Brennan

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 06-17-2013 11:16 PM

I got something like that to mount on a radial arm saw I never used it ,scares me. I like my fingers to well. Thanks for showing what it looks like.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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robscastle

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#4 posted 06-17-2013 11:30 PM

Thanks Chuck,
yeah it sounds a bit like my dado set …spends most of its life in its box!
That’s one scary bit of kit I only use when absolutely necessary.

-- Regards Robert

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