My new wood grinding wheel has arrived!
It will replace the old “Chainsaw” version you see here:
The old one worked well but it was scary to use some times. It always wanted to dig in and gouge more than I wanted. It took a lot of technique to get it to work and produce the results I wanted. After a day of carving my hands were pretty sore and tired due to the need to control the grinder with a lot of force.
The new one will still have to be controlled as safety is always the concern when you have a tool spinning at 10,000 RPMs. But the Arbortech is made to work smoother and cleaner.
I cannot wait to get a project going with the new tool.
Here is an example of a bowl I made with the grinder:
You can see another bowl I carved by clicking here.
I get burls most of my burls from a local sawmill and tree trimmers I know. Here is my current collection:
I am currently working on this one,
It is Oak wood, and about 18” x 36” x 7”tall.
I have been drying it for over a year to keep it from cracking. It was hollow to the point of being 2 to 4 inches thick when I got it. I ground it down to a uniform 2 inches to start the drying process. Later I went to about 1 inch…
Now I have the Arbortech! Who knows what will happen!
I’ll post some photos when I have it finished.
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