anybody have experience with a Terrco carver?
I am having a monster of a time doing anything with my Terrco Dupli Carver. Shown below is an over-all image of the machine and a close up of my first attempt to duplicate a gunstock. As recommended, I am using a 1/2" flat router bit for the rough shaping at full RPM (apx 27 to 30,000). Problem is the unit is balanced to make the router, essentially, weightless and free-floating. As soon as the cutter touches wood it grabs and jumps. The instructions say to hold the stylus (white thing on far side over the dark master stock) in the fingers like a pencil and guide gently. The words I'm tempted use in response to that would get me banned from FW. Can I say 'horse feathers' ? I'm considering buying some carbide burrs like wood carvers use. But those represent about a $30.00 investment per. I already have about $3,000.00 invested in this medieval tech device. If they will work, it will be justified but I don't want to spend just to experiment. I need help.
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