|Forum topic by kjhart0133||posted 05-04-2016 06:54 PM||647 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
05-04-2016 06:54 PM
Brand new woodcarver here, so please bear with me. I’m making a chess set for a friend of mine and have completed 28 of the 32 pieces on my lathe. Now I have to make the four Knights, which can’t be turned so I have to figure out how to carve them. I’m planning to buy a Foredom High Speed Micro Motor Kit to help get me close to the final shape of the Knights. I am also going to buy a set of Saburr Tooth Carbide Burrs.
My questions are:
1. Is this Foredom unit suitable for what I want to do? I plan to go on to more carving projects in the future so it will get additional use.
2. Are the carbide burrs also suitable? Do they leave a rough surface and should I also acquire some finer bits to get me closer to a smooth finish?
3. Do the carbide bits work in both forward and reverse? I can’t tell from the website.
4. Any other advice you can give will be greatly appreciated.
-- Kevin H.