|Forum topic by pete4242||posted 03-31-2014 11:19 AM||1998 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
03-31-2014 11:19 AM
Since that’s my first post, I will take a minute to present myself first.
I am fairly new to woodworking, still practicing on developing my skills. As I am working at home on my spare time – mostly evening time, I am not able to use power tools because of the noise they make… I am using hand tools exclusively so far.
Here are some pictures of the projects I did:
With folding legs, I got the plans here- I have amended a lot this table since, but I don’t have newer pictures
My first attempt with finishing, used minwax polycrylic
As much as I am enjoying working with hand tools (and getting much better with it), at times I feel the need to move faster with certain projects so I can get to the next one :)) I am thinking of adding a Dremel, mostly for accuracy and not just speed… and less noise than the regular power tools (??)
Researching the capabilities of this tool, came across a lot of negative reviews specifically on the routing capabilities of the Dremel. As far as I know a router goes to about 35k rpm, Dremel too. Now they also have these new bits carbide tipped with ball bearing. The Dremel 4000 is equipped with electronic feedback apparently to keep the speed consistent under load.
How loud is it? like the regular router?
I will be posting other projects as I go, specially the crib (I have few questions on the joinery).
Appreciate any comment/advice,