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    Hello,
    I am a knife carver, but Hubby bought a new bit for the foredom. He told me to try it, (oh no I can't I'm a knife carver)
    Well I tried it Oh, is it GREAT It did not dig in and make it to scratched up. Sorry, I just had to confess to someone.
    The bit is called the xtreme, he bought it at a show. The store has a web site www.theduckblind.com or 269-623-duck
    He just ordered one with an1/8' shaft ,oh I can't wait.
    Will I have to admit to power. Michele :-X

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    aye Chele, admit it. Then hold your head high and proudly proclaim: 'I carved this by hand!'

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    • #3
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      Well, I sure hope so...and proudly!! Didn't someone here say that the master carvers of old no doubt used the most sophisticated tools available to them at the time? I know I sure do!

      (and yes, my carvings are HAND CARVED ) there, I said it :-)

      Teri

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      • #4
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        I will admit it proudly, but when do I tell my Hubby.
        It is one of those I told you so situations!
        Secretly using Power ...........Michele

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        • #5
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          I,m a firm believer in using whatever gets the job done the best.When I first started carving,I shuddered when I saw fellow carvers using{gasp} power tools.My wife bought me a Dremel set for Christmas one year.I was totaly mortified.What in heavens name am I going to use this thing for?Well I tried it and I liked it.I,ve never looked back.I still use knife and chisel on occation,but my tools of choice are now those demon power tools.Ya gotta love em.

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            • #7
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              Many of us don't use power carvers in our groups because we just can't deal with the noise and the dust from 10 carvers in one room. We do use Dremels for clean up, and I use a Ryobi to rough out blanks at home, but for the most part, we're purists. I really enjoy carving good wood, and the appearance of a cleanly carved surface can't be duplicated any other way. IMHO, those who insist on using hand tools for the non-artistic portion of a carving are making life difficult. As we discussed before, we all think it's correct to start with a block of wood and bandsaw a blank; why not whack off the corners with power tools too?

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              • #8
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                I have to agree with Callynne on the rotary carving tools. I have a dremel that I use for grinding and sanding, so I thought I'd take a look at some of their chisel bits. Yikes!! About ripped my hand off!! Next try got hung up in my shirt and I thought it was going to explode!!

                Nope, give me my Automach reciprocater for knocking that wood off. It doesn't do a thing that I don't tell it to

                Teri
                [email protected]
                http://www.picturetrail.com/santacarvinlady
                http://hometown.aol.com/santacarvinlady/santas.html

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                • #9
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                  Santacarvinlady...you sure you want to be around sharp objects?

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                  • #10
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                    I am conflicted on this topic. I get very frustrated and call Norm Abrams, 'The New Yankee', a cheater because he has a power tool and jig for everything. On the other hand I love the precision and speed in which he completes his projects.
                    I believe if the Dremel or Foredom is being guided by a human hand there is still a skill and talent required. The finished product is uniquely that of the carver.

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                    • #11
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                      Well, Sliver, I probably SHOULDN'T be around sharp objects, but wild horses can't keep me away.

                      And, Splinter, good 'ol Norm isn't cheating at all...he's simply using the best tools available to him to do the beautiful work that he does. Anyone who doesn't is simply cheating only themselves

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                      • #12
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                        I guess I'm out!
                        I got caught with the power :-[ :-[
                        I had to try the fancy 1/8' shaft bits. Didn't know you could blacken them when the wood starts to smoke. So guess who had a lesson on cylinders, diamonds and rubies. :P
                        Jim, put permant marker lines on his favorites, guess that means paws off.....
                        Those little bits are addicting!
                        Well off to the chip pile Michele

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                        • #13
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                          Yep, the cookie monster got me again and I cannot log in...

                          > Regarding the use of power tools, I don't use power tools to carve with but I find the router attachment for the Dremmel tool very handy when grounding a relief carving. The length of the bit limits you to a depth of about 1/2-5/8' but it covers most of what I carve. Try it, you'll like it!

                          WEBMASTER, SINCE THIS IS THE ONLY SITE I CANNOT LOG INTO, I MUST ASSUME THE PROBLEM IS ON YOUR END. IF YOU ARE TRYING TO DRIVE OFF REGULARS FROM THIS BOARD, THIS IS A PERFECT WAY TO DO IT!

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                          • #14
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                            The saddest part, Captain, is I don't think anyone from WCI is even reading these posts. I've made notes directly to the administrator here...as well as e-mailing them directly. Never any response. >

                            Teri
                            [email protected]
                            http://www.picturetrail.com/santacarvinlady
                            http://hometown.aol.com/santacarvinlady/santas.html

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