carver almost ready
Pictured below is my Terrco dupli-carver almost ready to go on my first (test) gunstock. I'm not real happy with this expensive, low-tech machine. It was very difficult to assemble and setting up something like this is a two-person job. Very unhandy in a one person shop. I found that original and blank must be identical lengths and I will have to devise a system to do that readily on a regular basis. Question for the jury. The Porter-Cable router that comes with this has a max RPM of 27,000 (PC says 27M, Terrco says 30M, go figger ) and there is a variable speed control. I'll be using 1/2" to 3/4" cutters for the basic shaping on hard maple. What speed do y'all recommend? p.s. the dial doesn't show speeds, it's just a guess thing. Min. RPM is 10,000 according to the book but it sure looks a whole lot slower. Again, go figger.
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