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Marcel van Berkel

 

The Arbortech-Grinder:

In 1992 I bought my first Arbortech-Grinder at the NEC-woodturning show in Birmingham.  It was a prototype-showmodel  I could take home (thats Holland) at last day of the show. I used it for many years but never showed pictures because a very famous English woodturner called it a butchering-tool.  It has become quiet popular now.  Meanwhile I made hunderds of forms with it. I have a newer one now and use it a lot for texturing  and sometimes hollowing or roughshaping very unballanced pieces of wood particularly burrs. Allways use extreme caution when you use the grinder, use extra face shield and gloves. And have fun!!

 
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Arbortech Industres limited is a Australian based tool manufacturer. The grinder is used for Carving, Sculpting, Shaping and Finishing of soft as well as hard wooden products. On my own woodturnings I use the tool to give my woodturnings a distinct texture as shown in the examples below.
 
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Texturing Examples (Click for enlargment)

 

 

Arbortech Contact Information

ARBORTECH TOOLS ARE FOR SALE AT ALL GOOD WOODTURNINGSHOPS
Futher Information about Arbortech:
Postal adress:
Arbortech Pty. Ltd
67 Westcherter Road
Malaga WA 6090
Australia
Tel: (+61 8)92491944
Fax: (+61 8) 92492936

 

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