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The use of machines for the production of carved subjects is commonplace in continental Europe. The demand for machines of this nature, affordable but of robust construction and designed from a users viewpoint led Wivamac, in Belgium to design such a machine and put it into series production. The success of that machine is obvious from the impressive range of models now included in their line-up.
These are machines engineered to last by a maker who is dedicated to the production of high-quality woodworking machinery.
In use for three-dimensional carving the "master" copy is placed between centres in the machine and a block of timber is centred in the second axis. A router head is mounted in parallel with the tracing stylus and, by moving the stylus over the work, the router accurately mimics the surface traversed by the router. As work progresses, the workpiece is rotated in its centres which are geared to those holding the carving blank: thus the figure is progressively rotated and the whole piece can be carved. The angle of approach of the stylus/router can be adjusted such that a significant degree of undercutting is possible without the need to remount the figure. Setting up is quick and simple and these machines should be looked upon as production machines first and foremost.
In addition to their use for three-dimensional pieces, the Wivamac carvers can also be used for two-dimensional carving (for instance, door fronts or relief carving) simply by mounting a flat carrier board in the holes provided on the bed surface.
Maximum working diameter (workpiece diameter): 400mm
Maximum working length (workpiece length): 750mm
Router Motor: 1050 watt variable speed Kress router with 43 mm diameter mounting collar. Variable speed range 10000 - 25000 rev/min. Collet size: 8mm to match carving cutters (Additional collets, in other sizes, can be supplied) Power supply, 220 volt, 50 Hz, single phase
WivaMac are producers of high quality, high performance, superbly built and specified woodturning lathes.
We have worked with WivaMac since our very beginings, indeed we were a customer before we were a retailer. We visited Willy's shop in Belgium where we lived at the time and this was our 'pilgrimage' for woodturning equipment.
We have seen the evolution of the machines over the years. Hemsley Sr. continues to turn on his DB6000 to this day, whilst Hemsley Jr. tackles work on a Zebrano - generations of owners, separated by generations of machines, it seems only fitting really.
To this day, WivaMac continue to put quality manufacturing and innovation top of their list and continue to deliver superbly considred lathes to those who settle for only the best.