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    mastercarver motor and foredom speed control
    by doran ifft
    has any one used a mastercarver motor with a foredom speed control? how does it work?
    Today, 01:12 PM
  • Poplar49
    Power Carved Rabbit
    by Poplar49
    I am a beginner and just starting to try different things. I purchased a Foredom SR and carved this rabbit. The pattern and roughout were on the Foredom website. The rabbit is carved from Poplar and I am pretty happy with it. I need to learn more about detailing with the power carving so I can...
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  • Poplar49
    Foredom SR
    by Poplar49
    I had been power carving with a Dremel Flex shaft but it is making a lot of rattling noise. I bought the Foredom SR Flex shaft with the table top dial control. Along with it, I bought two hand pieces -- H.44T and H.30 C2. I am really happy with the Foredom. The level is much lower than the Dremel...
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