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    As a beginner to power carving, I have tried a couple small things. Below is a picture of a Stegosaurus I carved from Poplar. It has been a learning process as I try different burrs and get dust collection set up. I think my Dremel is starting to die and looking at a Foredom.
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  • #2
    Nice Job, It looks like quite a challenge.
    If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

    www.spokanecarvers.com

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    • #3
      Just a thought... For a right-handed person, the Dremel throws the dust right at you; for a left-handed person, it throws it away from you. If you buy burrs such as this https://www.woodcraft.com/products/s...-dia-1-8-shank it can rotate in either direction. Burrs such as this https://www.woodcraft.com/products/t...-dia-1-8-shank can only be used in one direction. If you can, get a reversible rotary tool. The reverse direction with a structured carbide burr will throw the dust away from you and into whatever dust collector you have.

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      • #4
        He looks just fine. Those tail spikes are not something I would want to come inot contact with in reality heehhe.

        Not a great fan of dremel. The first one I had burnt out on the first job and the second failed in short order. Didn't want a replacement if this was as good as they get so pulled it apart. It took 2 goes to get the thing to work for an extended period without dying. I found in the end that the connections from switch to motor and power supply to switch had to be hard wired with soldered connections rather than the pathetic push in connectors that can't carry the load for long without burning out or arcing and eventually failing to make contact.

        These were made in Mexico. and apart from the really BAD ENGINEERING on the connections work just fine when doctored up.

        Having said that the cheap knock off copy of these I picked up for about $40.00 or less than Half the price of the dremel. Made in taiwan has never missed a beat. But they used a different thread on the front for the fittings so all the specialised tooling I got for the dremel doesn't fit which is a ****ed shame as it is the better tool.

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        • #5
          The spikes on my Stegosaurus are actually round toothpicks.

          I am using the Dremel as a starter tool. I have had it for years with no problems. I am going to do another project and if I still enjoy power carving will purchase a Foredom SR.

          As a note, I have found that power carving creates a lot of dust. Fortunately, I do other woodworking and have a 5 hp cyclone piped throughout my shop. My carving area has a down draft table and 4 inch pickup with a bell mouth hood.
          Last edited by Poplar49; 10-03-2021, 06:39 AM.

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          • #6
            Very nice carving and a fine piece. You can see him moving through the ferns of ancient times.
            Bill
            Living among knives and fire.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Poplar49 View Post
              As a beginner to power carving, I have tried a couple small things. Below is a picture of a Stegosaurus I carved from Poplar. It has been a learning process as I try different burrs and get dust collection set up. I think my Dremel is starting to die and looking at a Foredom.
              Great job on that Stegosaurus,, And I like Poplar it is a good wood to work with, That said, Dremel is a warranted item too.. if you have a problem they are easy to work with. I have had the second one replaced just recently. Good luck.. Just Call them or Email They are very prompt getting back to you.

              I have two Dremel's and a Foredom knock off by Harbor fright, works great with the cable drive plus you can get the WeCheer chisels that fit right up too. Then buy the Foredom chisels which are better metal and stay sharper too. Oh just sayin.
              Chuck
              Last edited by NoDNA; 10-07-2021, 06:20 PM.
              Chuck
              Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

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