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ToddVegas
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Joined: Mar 29, 2011
Posts: 113
From: Michigan
Posted: 2014-07-27 02:19 am   Permalink

I've been trying out a Lancelot on my grinder, and it does seem to cut well... But is it supposed to be burning the wood as I cut with it? That thing creates so much smoke, it's like sticking my face directly above a campfire. It only creates smoke when in contact with the wood. I'm basically making deeply scortched grooves in the wood with it. Is this typical for that tool? Is there a way to acheive less burning / smoke?

 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2296
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2014-07-27 07:16 am   Permalink

it, uhhh, sounds like you've got the blade spinning backwards...

flip it around..



 
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ToddVegas
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Joined: Mar 29, 2011
Posts: 113
From: Michigan
Posted: 2014-07-27 09:12 am   Permalink

In the immortal words of Homer Simpson: "Doh!" (That might also explain why it cuts so poorly). Thanks for the tip!


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6063
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-07-27 11:43 am   Permalink

Did someone call?

 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2296
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2014-07-28 05:28 am   Permalink

don't feel bad... I did the same shit when I got mine...

I was like "this thing sucks... what a waste of money!!!"

and my buddy was like "turn the blade around you drunk dumbass..."

Lol...


[ This Message was edited by: pjc5150 2014-07-28 05:28 ]


 
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ToddVegas
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Joined: Mar 29, 2011
Posts: 113
From: Michigan
Posted: 2014-07-28 2:54 pm   Permalink

I'm definitely going for the Lancelot noob record...

I finally got it turned around and working well, and five minutes later I let my arm that was holding the grinder drop to my side immediately after I released the power trigger. Apparently the Lancelot blade was still spinning (though thankfully without power), so it caught my shorts and my leg. Fortunately, the resulting cut on my leg turned out to not be deep.

I'm trying hard to believe that this isn't the universe trying to tell me I shouldn't attempt tiki carving again...

[ This Message was edited by: ToddVegas 2014-07-28 14:55 ]


 
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cy
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
Posts: 844
From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2014-07-28 3:37 pm   Permalink

Eric October (tobunga) teaches a class for making tikis out of paper. Get yourself some snippy scissors, eye protection, and gloves and enroll before you lose some of your digits.

 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2296
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2014-07-28 3:58 pm   Permalink

yeah man... lancelots are *very* dangerous.

I don't use mine any more...


 
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DHTiki
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Joined: May 10, 2013
Posts: 60
From: Sunny Phoenix
Posted: 2014-07-29 08:42 am   Permalink

Yep, there ain't no room for focus drift with them, that's for sure.

 
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El Jefe
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Joined: Mar 13, 2012
Posts: 249
From: The Third Coast
Posted: 2014-07-29 10:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-28 15:37, cy wrote:
Eric October (tobunga) teaches a class for making tikis out of paper. Get yourself some snippy scissors, eye protection, and gloves and enroll before you lose some of your digits.



I was wondering what that tiki was made of that you sold me at Caliente. Now I know. LOL!!!


 
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Fastbackadam
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Joined: Jun 11, 2014
Posts: 5
Posted: 14 days ago; 12:03 am   Permalink

I did the same thing, I was disappointed.. About halfway through I thought well I had it all apart, looked the the teeth and direction and it made a huge difference. I also don't use mine as much as my chainsaw now. Happy carving!

 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2296
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 11 days ago; 10:23 am   Permalink

I've said this before and I'll say it again...

say what you want about lancelots... but my stihl 150tc with carving bar & microchain will outcarve a lancelot any old day of the week...


 
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Tiki Republic
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Joined: Oct 27, 2013
Posts: 40
From: Mesa, Arizona
Posted: 11 days ago; 5:41 pm   Permalink

I've used lancelots for about 4 years. I like the light weight of the grinder. I do pay serious attention when ever I use it and have had no issues. I recently bought a new chain for my Makita. It out performed the lancelot so much that I changed the blade and only used the grinder for sanding. I'll post the newest tiki in a sec.

 
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nicework
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Joined: Sep 15, 2014
Posts: 42
Posted: 3 days ago; 07:25 am   Permalink

Hello I am new to tiki central I started as a ice carver and when the lancelots came out in the 90s ice carvers tried it. I did not like it looks scary. I think their was a king that used a sword called the lancelots and he used it to slice people. Ominous warning! thank you for letting me share

 
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