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Forum topic by FCS posted 09-14-2013 12:34 PM 1059 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-14-2013 12:34 PM

Power Carver for sanding bowls and other lathe work
I have been using the GUINEVERE sanding system power by a 30 year OLD 3/8 drill I hung up with the the trigger lock on, It went up in smoke yesterday.
I was thinking of getting a Power Carver Flex Shaft setup with variable speed for sanding and use the GUINEVERE bulbs and other disk. I’m wanting to start do some carving (power carving) anyway. I Know I’ll need a 1/4 collect on the flex shaft.
Does anyone out there use a power carver with flex shaft for their Sanding on the blows other and other lathe work?
What you Brand , HP and RPM range would you recommend?
I see Woodcraft has this on sell Wecheer 1/4 HP Flexible Shaft Carver Kit for $160 http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2005912/19153/wecheer-14-hp-flexible-shaft-carver-kit.aspx would this work and is it a good price.


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#1 posted 11-19-2013 10:56 PM

I had a similar question about a year ago and was warned that the carvers are not designed to do handle the stress of power sanding on bowls. I decided to go with a low angle sander from Neiko and then hit Vince Welsh’s cite for sanding supplies and back up pads. You can get everything from him in one order including the sander if you want.

http://vinceswoodnwonders.com/

Its better to order alot and avoid the shipping costs of individual small orders.

Good luck

-- Justin in Loveland, OH

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