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Project by vats posted 11-29-2016 11:06 PM 238 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK, this is the dying wish of my father who passed away on 11-08-16, he wanted me to take back up into my wood carving hobby of which ended 20+ years ago. This is my first one, I used the master carver flex shaft and flexcut knives on it. This guy is carved from 2×2 x 12 basswood, he is a bit rough. I’m not that happy with being rusty but also my mind is spinning on all of the different burrs, bits, carbide bits for roughing and finishing out there. Can anyone help me on choosing the right burrs, for roughing out and finishing please!!?? Also any advice on 4 1/2” wheels for a angle grinder concerning roughing out projects.

Thanks

Vats

-- Vats, Charlestown Indiana





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MrLaughingbrook

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#1 posted 11-30-2016 01:07 AM

Nice carving. I have not carved in 10 years and you remind me how I enjoyed it.

The kids wanted action figures of Cyberchase characters which were not for sale, so I carved.

-- MrLaughingbrook

#2 posted 11-30-2016 11:12 AM

Nice carving.

So I use those sabourtooth wheels on a grinder for roughing out, and damned, it is dangerous stuff. I made a mistake on end-grain and had the grinder wheel hit me in the chest and throw itself against the wall. My big suggestion here, is that you use a variable speed grinder, so you are not going balls to the wall fast all the time.

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vats

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#3 posted 11-30-2016 11:20 AM

Thanks guys. I have checked into both the saburr tooth and kutzall brands of wheels and bur bits, chunk of change but the reviews sound good. I did have a lancealot chain saw wheel years ago, I will never use one again.

-- Vats, Charlestown Indiana

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#4 posted 11-30-2016 01:04 PM

Very sorry to hear about your fathers passing. I don’t carve but love seeing what carvers make. Every carving is unique and has it’s own special look. It’s like an artist’s painting but it’s in 3-D and can be viewed in all directions. i really enjoyed seeing this one. Nice work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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vats

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#5 posted 11-30-2016 01:16 PM

Thanks guys. I have checked into both the saburr tooth and kutzall brands of wheels and bur bits, chunk of change but the reviews sound good. I did have a lancealot chain saw wheel years ago, I will never use one again.

-- Vats, Charlestown Indiana

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#6 posted 11-30-2016 01:21 PM

Like riding a horse, you never forget.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 11-30-2016 04:49 PM

I’m sorry about your loss. It’s a nice carving and I’m glad you have taken up carving again.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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vats

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#8 posted 11-30-2016 10:31 PM

Thanks again to all, not only for your condolences but also your replies. But the main question is about the roughing out and finishing concerning the brands of burrs and disks. What are your thoughts as far as brands and types, I would really like to stick to the ones made in the good ol’ USA, naturally it will cost more but I’m sure it will beat out the Chinese crap.

-- Vats, Charlestown Indiana

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