Man, this is a fun tool to use. I’ve turned lots of bowls on the lathe, and really enjoy that, but carving them free form with this system is SO much fun. You can really let the wood talk to you and, in part, dictate its final shape. There’s lots of room for your artistic side to flow with this tool.
The Power Carver
Arbortech’s Power Carver was specifically designed to be used for power carving (no surprise there). It’s variable speed, which can help with control, and has amazing dust collection on its shrouds. Power carving can be extremely messy work. The addition of dust collection to these tools is priceless. Use it for carving and sanding.
The Turbo Plane is used for shaping, planing and sculpting. Use it in conjunction with the leveling shroud on the Power Carver to produce flat surfaces. Or use it with the chip catcher to shape the outside and hollow the inside of bowls and platters.
Precision Carving System
When you want to add small details to your work the Precision Carving System is the way to go. It includes a ball gouge, barrel carver and sanding drum.
Watch the entire process
With time constraints on the Product Showcase I moved pretty fast through the tasks that Arbortech’s system can do. Watch this video to see a beautiful box elder bowl carved from start to finish, including using the leveling shroud to flatten the back.
For more information on the Power Carver, Turbo Plane, Precision Carving System and other Arbortech tools visit the company’s website or call (866) 517-7869.