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Forum topic by Rebarn posted 222 days ago 662 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rebarn

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222 days ago

Any of you wood workers use the Lancelot/Squire system from King Arthur’s tools? Considering them for purchase and would appreciate some feed back if possible.

Cheers

Mark

-- A day without slivers is a day without sunshine!


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CharlesNeil

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#1 posted 222 days ago

I have them .. actually about all of them.. they are excellent ..however the Lancelot chain saw cutters are pretty agressive .. as well as the Holey Gallads .. but they do a nice job .. Just be careful and take some time to get used to them,,,, They can be dangerous. A heavy apron and gloves is a must, I have a heavy leather apron and heavy leather welders gloves I use.

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Rebarn

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#2 posted 222 days ago

Hey Charles

Thanks man. I’ve seen the videos and they look awesome for what I need them for. I am a little concerned about the RPMs for sure. And I would say the tool will always demand respect due to the danger factor.

-- A day without slivers is a day without sunshine!

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Loren

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#3 posted 222 days ago

I have one of the ones with carbide teeth. It’s pretty scary
but it cuts predictably as I recall. I think it might be worth
considering adding some sort of apparatus to the angle grinder
to be able to control the carver with more distance between
the blade and one’s hands.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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SuperCubber

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#4 posted 222 days ago

Here is what happens if you don’t respect the Lancelot: http://www.spswoodturners.org/carving-accident

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Rebarn

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#5 posted 222 days ago

Holy sh**!!

-- A day without slivers is a day without sunshine!

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blackcherry

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#6 posted 222 days ago

Sir Lancelot not for me…oh brother that just not fair!

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Rebarn

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#7 posted 222 days ago

I’m getting the system anyway. I’m just going to treat it as the most dangerous tool in the shop and wear protective gear. Also..full attention on the task.

-- A day without slivers is a day without sunshine!

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Rebarn

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#8 posted 222 days ago

People get brutalized with tools every day. The guy in the story was negligent.

-- A day without slivers is a day without sunshine!

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redryder

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#9 posted 222 days ago

I own one of these and have used it many times. When I first took the disks out of the packages and put them on the grinder it was obvious that this tool was no different than my chain saw. Like the chain saw, read the instructions, use two hands and make sure your work is firmly planted and it is no more dangerous than a table saw, drill press or bandsaw.

The one thing I did learn right away was how fast it works and how much of a mess it will make in the shop. It’s an outside toy for me….....................

-- mike...............

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Tim

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#10 posted 222 days ago

Is it possible to run these on a 7” angle grinder since they have a lower RPM? Putting these wheels made for a 4-1/2” grinder on a 7” grinder would mean the guard would probably need to be replaced but that’s about all I can think.

I agree the guy in the story was totally negligent. Still not sure you’d catch me using one of these. Maybe though, sure would be fun.

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Raftermonkey

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#11 posted 222 days ago

I use the the Lancelot, Galahad’s, Merlin and Guinevere almost everyday. I’ve been using the Lancelot for 3-4 years and (knock on wood) I still have all ten fingers. It was pretty intimidating the first coupla times I used it but so far so good. It does take a firm grip but you don’t have to choke the handles out or stiff arm it or anything. However, if carving deep it will try to “ride up” the wall of what you’re carving. As far as the mess goes, yeah you’re gonna want to invest in an apron, glasses/shield and gloves are optional for me depending on what I’m carving. You’ll also need a good broom and dust pan. Also, invest in the universal nut and wrench if you’re getting a carbide wheel, otherwise you’re likely to break the burs off trying to use your standard wrench. (Happened to me once) other than that, have fun…..and carve with your mouth shut.

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

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Raftermonkey

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#12 posted 222 days ago

Tim If it’s got a 5/8” arbor it will fit but I don’t see any advantage whatsoever in slowing the disc down.

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

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#13 posted 222 days ago

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oldnovice

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#14 posted 222 days ago

Aren’t there some less aggressive version of this carver available or am I mistaken?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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basswood

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#15 posted 222 days ago

It won’t do what the lancelot will, but I frequently use two 36 grit sanding disks back to back on a grinder. It is dusty, so best used with a some kind or down draft set up.

Here is a video I made a few years ago, coping 6-1/2” maple crown with a grinder. It takes about a minute to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EijqMNYBsLg

-- http://www.basswoodmodular.com/Tri-Horse-Builder-Plans-p/thbp.htm

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