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Dremel carving accessories 2 years 10 months ago #42951

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Hey :)
My new toy arrived today. If some of you working with Dremel, could you please tell me about useful accessories to buy for fine carving work from small to medium sized trees?

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Dremel carving accessories 2 years 10 months ago #42956

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Of course, Auk have..
@Auuuuuuk! I need your help, plz.

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Congrats on a new toy :)
I have been using it today and my hands still smell bad of wisteria wood sawdust :D
Do not forget to use safety glasses or a shield for your face - I broke 2 cutting wheels today - one of them hit me in the neck - didn´t cut me but it was still bit of a shock :D
And I would recommend some respirator too.
Good luck and have fun! :)
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Steel wire brushes. And the nibbler: bonsainibbler.co.uk/shop/

Then a variety of the coarser grinders. Have a look at grahams site for some detailed advice: www.kaizenbonsai.com/bonsai-tree-care-in...-using-carving-tools
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Mimo wrote: Congrats on a new toy :)
I have been using it today and my hands still smell bad of wisteria wood sawdust :D
Do not forget to use safety glasses or a shield for your face - I broke 2 cutting wheels today - one of them hit me in the neck - didn´t cut me but it was still bit of a shock :D
And I would recommend some respirator too.
Good luck and have fun! :)

Thanks, Mimo.. ^^
No worries, I grew up in a carpentry and work with hand and heavy machines from a young age. I have some broken safety glasses in the drawer (thanks for that, I still have two eyes).
I must disagree.. Sawdust is one of the best smells in the world! ;)

leatherback wrote: Steel wire brushes. And the nibbler: bonsainibbler.co.uk/shop/

Then a variety of the coarser grinders. Have a look at grahams site for some detailed advice : www.kaizenbonsai.com/bonsai-tree-care-in...-using-carving-tools


Thanks, LB :) Yep, when I’ve got this in my mind, the first thing I did to read everything about carving from Graham’s site.
Thank you for the shop link also! I’ll order no more than two nibblers at the moment (£££), but with time, I’ll complete the collection.

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I think just one nibbler will do fine? Or let me rephrase, I have one, and I only miss the long neck version.

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leatherback wrote: I think just one nibbler will do fine? Or let me rephrase, I have one, and I only miss the long neck version.

Which one for what kind of project, LB?
That’s why I opened the topic :)
It’s days I’m circling on the web to find the good ones, but I run into the problem that I don’t know how to choose. If it’s me alone, I would buy T and R type at least two sizes of each.
Thinking on Graham’s Little terrier too. For big projects I need bigger power tool and bigger living space anyway, but I don’t believe one size/form fits all.

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I have a makita (6mm shaft) with the T-shaped nibbler. This blows away your tree. I have been carving through 10cm thick trunks in under a minute. I do not have one for the dremel, but would like to get one. I hear it is equally effective there. The nibblers are also available in a long shaft version, which is what I will need for my 50cm diameter olive trunk. I presume the terrier is very similar.

I have put these on my birthday wishlist:
www.bonsai.de/product_info.php?products_id=6009
[3416] Freeskop (7mm/120mm) (#JS001)

www.bonsai.de/product_info.php?products_id=6005
[3413] Freeskop -> 125mm lang

www.bonsai.de/product_info.php?products_id=22479
[3322-B] Jin- und Shari-Tool

www.bonsai.de/product_info.php?products_id=25039
[3324_B] Jin- und Shari-Tool

I have some of these shaped domes, but from Dremel: www.kaizenbonsai.com/carbide-wood-carvin...rrs-multiple-choices

I have the full round ball sabur tool, www.kaizenbonsai.com/saburrtooth-wood-ca...fine-grade-6mm-shaft

And then I have a whole range of small drills.

I find you need all types for most projects, as they work differently. One for removing lots of material. Then one for smoothing. And then tools for adding interest & cracks, holes. Unfortunately, I am not good with the tools. So for my big olive I am seriously considering asking a pro. (Or setting a weekend aside, send my wife to her friend for the weekend and just spend LOTS of time, going VERY slow. But guys like harrington, baddely etc are just soo good. Why invent it yourself.

The best deadwoon is however made by finalizing with handtools and letting it mature for a few years before protecting it. I have some trees that I have not used jinseal on, that are now naturally cracked in "squares". Something you can not achieve with manual work.

The wire brushes are really good to get rid of carving traces. But they fall apart easily. Still looking for a solution (Some wax coating mayhaps)
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Thanks for this really helpful answer ^^
I have limited tree size for the moment, so what the Dremel could drive, must be enough. Wishlist noted!

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I've got for the Dremel (besides the small ones), "the Reaper."
Only 10.000rpm maximum and it will make dust out of your deadwood.



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