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David

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05-19-2017 12:03 PM

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I am sort of new to woodworking. I have been carving wooden spoons, forks and bowls by hand. Because I have limited use of my right hand these projects are take a long time for me to complete and I am looking for power tools to help me specifically electric chisel and round sanders so I can sand a round object. Any suggestion is appreciated. Thanks

-- David Tab


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Planeman40

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#1 posted 05-19-2017 01:06 PM

I do a lot of “power” carving using a Dremel tool and burrs and it works fine for me. I recommend getting one of the smaller Dremels as the larger ones are too cumbersome for small carvings. The type of burrs I use are like these – https://www.dremel.com/en_US/products/-/show-product/accessories/114-high-speed-cutter Be aware that you will need1\8” shanks for the Dremel, but there are various sizes of the burrs. Be careful to get a burr that is about 3\8” in dia. for spoon carving. I recommend a little practice before carving a spoon. I find that lightly drawing the spinning burr toward you in the same motion as you would draw a knife blade works best.

You can also sand with the Dremel which has a number of rotary type sanding accessories. Final sanding will have to be by hand though.

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#2 posted 05-19-2017 01:17 PM

I have a Weecher power carving kit I got from Woodcraft. I do not do a lot of carving but this works for me. There are other similar ones but most more expensive. Foredom also makes a reciprocating hand piece for carving. I bought some Flexcut bits to use.

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#3 posted 05-19-2017 06:29 PM

Thanks so much.

-- David Tab

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#4 posted 05-19-2017 09:38 PM

I have a “mastercarver” that is much like a Foredom or Weecher. I recommend any of these. I opted for the, table mounted, speed controlled, motor. I have two rotary handpieces for this and one reciprocating chisel. This chisel works very well and operates like a mini jack-hammer.

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#5 posted 05-22-2017 01:05 PM

Thanks Jim.

-- David Tab

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#6 posted 05-22-2017 02:34 PM

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