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Forum topic by antmjr posted 08-16-2010 04:47 PM 4184 views 2 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-16-2010 04:47 PM

Please take a look at a video of a German artist, wood sculptress. The video is on Spiegel on line here (you must choose the clip “Dortmund – Hintern im Hinterhof”); you see the tool at 0:19 and then again at 0:47.
Here some captured imagines:

It seems an accessory for angle grinder, I wonder if it is a production model or not

-- Antonio


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wseand

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#1 posted 08-16-2010 05:06 PM

That is quite the accessory. Never seen anything like it. It looks like it would be quite useful.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 08-16-2010 05:25 PM

thank you Mario. it seems to cost 170 euro+shipping, maybe I buy it

-- Antonio

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#3 posted 08-16-2010 08:09 PM

Oooh! I want one. Inspired by the relevant chapter in Andy's Art Box tutorial I’ve been playing around with a sanding disk on an angle grinder and love the results. It’s gonna ruin me forever on dimensioned lumber.

Something that let me get in there with a little more detail, without going all the way down to a sanding drum on a rotary cutter, would be awesome! I didn’t see it, but does that have a vacuum hooked up? Because the one problem I’ve got with the angle grinder is the copious quantity of sawdust.

notottoman, any way I can get on your announce list? At 170 euros I’d like to get my hands on one to play with a bit before I commit to it.

Edit: Looks like Woodworker.com has it for $229 US with the grinder included, and there’s no dust collection.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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#4 posted 08-16-2010 08:10 PM

Now I’m curious too Mario….

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#5 posted 08-16-2010 08:19 PM

In one of my job I used to have a similar tool made by Makita

http://www.mytoolstore.com/makita/mak04-04.html#9032

http://www.mytoolstore.com/makita/mak04-04.html#9031

-- Bert

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antmjr

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#6 posted 08-16-2010 09:00 PM

oh-oh, Mario!! sure I’ll wait! There will be such fun in copying you without thanking!!!
(ok, I’m joking)
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Bert, I for one have used a Bosch angle grinder with sand paper disks when I built a pair of oars

but it was somewhat difficult to hold the grinder while turning around the workpiece (because of the law of conservation of momentum, or some other physics law, frankly I don’t remember anything of what I studied at high school)
Maybe that Australian grinder works better because it has a smaller disk

-- Antonio

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#7 posted 08-17-2010 08:25 PM

The only format I found the device for sale in the U.S. in was as a complete unit, so that doesn’t look like too much of a change here. I have a spare Makita 4” grinder, so if I could get the parts separately cheaply I’d do that (in fact I’m also kinda thinking that it’s a plate with four holes in it, a bearing, two pulleys, a belt and a bit of sheet metal for the guard), but I’m not sure saving the fifty bucks the grinder costs is worth the extra hassle.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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antmjr

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#8 posted 08-17-2010 08:50 PM

In fact the good news would be that they are going to build the accessory as a lose piece for normal angle grinder like mine. Mario, are you sure – sorry – to have understood well? :) maybe their future plans are just the contrary…

-- Antonio

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#9 posted 08-18-2010 08:18 AM

no Mario, you are wrong: in their catalog you cannot find the attachment, but only the Mini-Grinder, take a look here (it’s the link you gave)

Where have you seen the attachment? IMO it is never existed, they have never produced it
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edited to add: but I have a doubt, in this video it seems an attachment

-- Antonio

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#10 posted 08-18-2010 12:05 PM

I think I’ll go on with my modest grinder and sandpaper disks for now…

-- Antonio

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#11 posted 08-18-2010 12:48 PM

I use an angle grinder with a Lancelot chainsaw disc quite frequently and have looked into the Arbortech mini-grinder for use in tighter spaces. King Arther/Lancelot tools also makes a mini-grinder that looks like a better design to me. All of the ones I have seen were one fixed machine. Ant if you want to do some serious sculpting/carving with an angle grider I would recommend you try the Lancelot chainsaw disc or the Arbortech spheres. Please be careful, these tools won’t just cut you, they will detach limbs.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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antmjr

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#12 posted 08-18-2010 01:26 PM

Thank you Raftermonkey! paraphrasing the song in your personal page:
”...What are you willing to lose next-time-while-woodworking-like-a-kid-at-49y.o.?” :-)
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I have used a wire brush with my grinder, the Lancelot disk or better the smaller version are interesting, I think I’ll give a try

-- Antonio

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#13 posted 08-18-2010 03:20 PM

Oooh, yeah: The King Arthur Tools Merlin cutter looks like the beast!

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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#14 posted 08-18-2010 04:01 PM

Edit: Whoops, sorry: Double-post.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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#15 posted 07-15-2011 05:54 PM

I love angle grinders and this is an additional accessory i need to have. I will be looking into purchasing one for myself. Thank you for sharing.
Peter Apicella
www.petestradingpost.com

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