Looking for info/manual for a Roto/Carve table saw carving tool

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Forum topic by MyGrowthRings posted 11-06-2009 03:35 AM 7096 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-06-2009 03:35 AM

Topic tags/keywords: rotocarve table saw add-on

I just purchased several tools, and among them is an odd item that I’m not familiar with and Google isn’t much help. It’s called a Roto/Carve, or perhaps it’s Roto-Carve. It mounts on a table saw table over a proprietary blade and it cuts a part to shape, such as a spindle or even something like a cabriole leg. I found an ad in an issue of American Woodworker from 1991, but that’s about it. I have no manual or literature and would appreciate a scanned copy or any experiences/horror stories you have to offer.
I’m intrigued and a touch afraid at the same time. Sort of like the first time I saw a Monte Cristo sandwich at Bennigans.

Roto/Carve ad from 1991

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#1 posted 11-06-2009 07:35 AM


Old Wood Working Machines.

They have a lot of info on older tools.


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#2 posted 11-06-2009 08:58 PM

Thanks Scrappy. Been there and too. All I found was post from another fellow from a few years back asking for the same thing. I wonder if I purchased his Roto/Carver? :-)

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#3 posted 12-19-2009 04:12 AM

The Roto Carve was designed by Paul Peterson in Minnetonka, MN in the late 80’s. I did the tech illustrations for the RotoSand sometime in 1991.

I can’t tell from the picture, but that is either Paul or his brother Niel in the picture. As a point of interest, a third brother (can’t remember his name) was in charge of the EAA museum in WI at one time.

I’ve been meaning to try track down Paul. I see what I can find out.

I do remember him showing me the RotoCarve. He chucked up a piece of firewood on one side and an old wooden decoy on the other, and in short order, had duplicate.

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#4 posted 12-19-2009 04:25 AM


That’s Petersen

You can see the patent document at

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