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Power Sculpting Curly Maple?

I am looking to make a contemplation bench based upon one I saw on the woodcraft site. It calls for using an angle grinder to take out the majority of the wood and I am considering making the seat out of curly maple.
What suggestions does anybody have on how to power carve the curly maple or should I not even attempt it?
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An electric chain saw would be the most quiet if that's a concern and they are quite controllable in my experience. There's a cutter for an angle grinder called a Lancelot, but it looks pretty scary:

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Ask Lola ranch about the Lancelot. He has lots of experience using it for his chairs. It's basically a chainsaw on an angle grinder. Like wood n things said, a regular chainsaw would work. But I'm guessing you have more control with the Lancelot.

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If the Lancelot looks daunting, the same company makes abrasive disks, sell by the name Galahad.


You should be able to make the bench with either the Lancelot or one of the Galahad discs.

If the Hand Tool folks reply, they would recommend draw knives and scorps.


If you use the Lancelot/Galahad, it is best to drill some holes in a pattern at the desired depth. This will allow you to keep from taking too much wood off. A friend used this method in carving out a chair seat.
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