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Forum topic by Zeevi posted 05-23-2009 09:18 PM 852 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Zeevi

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05-23-2009 09:18 PM

Once I start my work with a “virgin” trunk until I reach the step where there is already a basic block / outlines I have to spend a lot of work, mainly technical, so I wonder whether to go through this stage with electric tools.
What do you think ?
Regarding the type of tools availabe in the market: Which is the best one to my needs ?
1. Angle grinder
2. Electrical scraper, such as PSE 180 E Bosch. Basically it is used for surfaces adhesives removing , Floor cleaning and polishing , etc. but it comes with a special wood carving knife too.

Zeevi


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#1 posted 05-23-2009 09:24 PM

Well, do you want to carve or grind?

I would think that you would get the tool that you would use the most.

I have both.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 05-23-2009 09:31 PM

Woodcarving. Please note that I am looking for the most efficient and convenient way to reach the basic shape from where I will start to carve.
So, which one ? grinder or scarper ?
And another question.
Which one of them makes more noise ? This is relevant question because my neighbors don’t like my hobby so much.

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#3 posted 05-23-2009 09:32 PM

I would bet that if Michelangelo had a power chisel or a air grinder, he would have used it to get his medium prepped for the “creation” phase!

I think the “creation” of the piece deserves the artist hand.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 05-23-2009 10:27 PM

You can’t beat an angle grinder with a good blade for removing material fast. It’s kind of like point and remove it’s that fast.

Like: http://www.katools.com/lancelot.html
or: http://www.arbortech.com.au/view/woodworking-information

Not that noisy.

I have the Lancelot which I am very happy with. Less expensive that the Arbortech.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 05-24-2009 04:16 AM

Hy Zeevi
I have the arbortech I bought years ago it works great as I’m sure the lancelot does,. When using these tools they are very aggressive and I suggest using two hands at very least when you first start using these tools and of course they are mounted on a angle grinder.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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