|Forum topic by gurnie||posted 01-20-2011 08:59 PM||728 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-20-2011 08:59 PM
I do a good deal of intarsia, mostly smaller projects (less than 12”, usually around the 4-6” ornament size) and i need suggestions on an affordable set of CARBIDE BURRS. I understand SABURR makes a good set of carving burrs, but at $250 for an 18 piece set of fine grit burrs it’s a little pricey.
See up until now I have been mostly doing a lot of my shaping using my dremel tool and those cylinders with the sandpaper attached to them. They work great, but i usually go through a pack of sanding spindles very quickly (they are pretty small) and that adds up in terms of costs. So i know in the long run i will save with the carbide burrs, so i am willing to make the investment. but because i do smaller items i don’t think i need a full 18 piece set, but i’d like maybe 5 or 6 pieces that will really be used to shape the wooden pieces, and then another 5 or 6 pieces that are finer “grit” that I can use for polishing and not have to resort to sandpaper (right now the highest grit sandpaper cylinders i can get for dremel is 120 i think.)
i did buy this set for small details but i know I can’t rely on it to do all of my sanding and shaping
I’m trying to save time in terms of carving the piece and sanding. right now i spend much too much time sanding and i want to cut that time down a lot. can anyone suggest a set that contains both fine and large grit sanding? I want to be able to shape with one set, and polish with another. where can i buy these sets?
should i just opt to get 2 burrs in both grits (one large cylinder, one small – each one in large and fine grit) since i am already use to shaping with the dremel sanding paper?
i appreciate the help :) i’m really hoping to become faster with the shaping. Last year i did 100 ornaments and while that’s a lot i really think i could have done things faster. if i have to buy a $200 set i will, but 2X $200 sets will get very expensive