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  • #16
    So, it looks like changing the fonts and font sizes is not doable or I am doing it wrong! Wrong, according to my last post!

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    • #17
      I think you will like a Micro Carver , I sure did. Merle

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      • #18
        Thanks Merle! I think I will ask for a Mastercarver for my birthday! It is a little less pricey than the others!
        Marcy

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        • #19
          Good Choice , I've had my Mastercarver for years and still working fine . Micro Carver gives you higher RPM and finer Detail , something to think about for your next Birthday . Ha,Ha. Merle

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          • #20
            Back to the flying bur! I tried ruffing up the bur shaft and tightening the chuck with a pair of pliers, and, so far, it seems to be working!
            so, now that I bought a new chuck, I will just keep it as a backup!

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            • #21
              You could always get a new collet for your Dremel. Home Depot has one for about $4: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Dremel-1...-480/203362612

              Claude
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              • #22
                Originally posted by Gourdart View Post
                [FONT=tahoma, geneva, sans-serif][SIZE=14px]Thank you for input and compliments! After checking out some terminology, I realize I have a Jacobs chuck. I have tried keeping it
                dust free, but it seems like I am just blowing the dust down into it! I will try ruffing up the bur shaft and see what happens, but I have gotten a new
                one, just in case. I am also thinking about getting a micro carver. Much easier to hold and work with. The dremel hand piece and flex shaft are heavy and awkward for me handle. Gotta set my arm on a support for better control.
                I went through the micro carver hand sets and NSK type dental and was unhappy with the effort required and the results. I opted for the Presto and haven't looked back. MHO

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                • #23
                  I know this post is old but just noticed it.
                  I have stopped using a Jacobs chuck in my rotary tools because even with tightening they come loose. Unless it has some sort of sanding thing that is used at a slower rpm. The only thing I can figure why they come loose is because I am left handed. Right handed tools are just not meant to be used by us leftists, haha, lefties.
                  I use collects. It is a little inconvenient changing them, but is better than getting injured or bending the shaft on a burr. Or screwing up a carving.
                  https://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodforddellDesigns

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                  • #24
                    Hi Gourdart. That’s some beautiful work! I especially like the butterfly gourd.

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                    • #25
                      Love the design you have come up with for your work. Very aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

                      I have had 2 unhappy experiances with dremel. Had one burn out in a week the second worked fine for about 8 months then died. Pulled it apart and found the internal connections were all just push fit and they had been arcing. Cleaned them all up and tightened up the connections and going ok again now.

                      On the strength of that I just purchased a NSK presto handpiece. These would be brilliant for your gourd work they get along at 320,000 rpm. They are darned expensive though. Will let you know how the thing goes when I get it up and running.

                      Cheers
                      Glenn

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