Accurate has been shipping our new planers, but we are wondering what other shaping tools you would like to see. New or an improved version of something already out there. Electric or manual.
Thanks in advance for the input.
Power - I'd like a laminate trimmer-sized router with vacuum take-off and micrometer style (precise) depth settings. Variable speed would be nice, as would be a bright work light (LED?) over the bit...
Manual - a flexible fairing-board-sized (30 inch x 3 inch or so) microplane blade. With handles.
I'd like a set of interchangeable router jigs that all snap into the same holder, for all the different fin systems out there.
Oh, and a full face respirator with noise reduction and IPOD headphones & docking station built in, ha ha.
Your Christmas wish list i assume? The guy's not Santa.
That which can be assorted without evidence was read in an illegal magazine.
How long does it take to ship 1 of your planers after you recieve full payment?
mclamped wrote: How long does it take to ship 1 of your planers after you recieve full payment?
I would say one week or less typically.
The tools you guys have been offering look like a high quality product, congratulations on what seems to be a great response. I'm having a hard time finding anyone with current or future inventory for a tungsten carbide grit drum to fit a Skil 100. There are a few for the Clark Hitachi, in checking every supplier I know of East or West they are all looking for a new supplier of these grit drums. With Accurate's design and machining skills it wouldn't take much to provide replacement drums for the Hitachi, Skil and Accurate Waterman tools.
*****Anyone out there with a grit drum to fit a Skil 100 they want to sell, I'm buying.(see my wanted ad in the Surfshop) Thanks. Tom S.
I'd like to see and buy a high quality mini spoke shave. I have a Luthier mini plane made for violin making that has a blade on it you could shave with.
Most of the mini spoke shaves I've found are cheap cast aluminum items with crappy blades.
Make something nice with a high quality blade and a simple secure means to adjust the blade. You'll sell them all.
I second DMP's request for a mini spoke shave that's worth a sh_t!
Some finer points:
- High quality blade that will hold an edge
- Way larger than "Mini", for God sake my fingers aren't that small!
-Turn the handles up slightly so our knuckles won't dent the foam when we hit a knot.
- Make a convex blade option.
- Make blade width options
- Make it with depth adjustment that's just a little bit better engineered than a cheap screw.
How about a rotary type power device made just for this purpose with depth, width and speed adjustments?
Agreed---------------- -Concerning the spoke shave. Material shops are stocking a mini-spoke shave of poor quality. If you search the internet, Home Depot, Lowes etc all sell spoke shaves that are much larger. I bought a mini this weekend in a well known Orange Co. supply shop. They had two differant ones One cost three $ and change the other six $ and change. Honestly I couldn't see any differance between the two. I bought the more exspensive thinking there might be some differance in the quality, but upon getting it home and examining it I really can't see any differance. Hopefully the blade is better quality than the cheaper one. I primarily use the Stanley mini-plane and then buy a new one once it has dulled. At three dollars I guess that's what your supposed to do with the spoke shave. The mini spoke shave is a little small, but I have learned to use it. There are some blanks that are so thin and flipped that it's about the only thing that will work in the last foot of the tip. It would be nice to have something in between the mini and the larger spoke shave that is of high quality and worth sharpening. I know I have seen them for sale a few years back, but not recently. I suppose the better alternative would be to buy a curved Japanese block plane. Everybody seems to be out of those latly though.
Thanks for all the ideas everyone. On the spokeshave, do you primarily use a flat one? How about concave? Woody1962 mentioned convex as well.
To be more precise, a slightly convex blade that would leave a slightly concave stringer.