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blindy the pirate
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From: Tallahassee FL
Posted: 2008-06-03 10:45 am   Permalink

Dig those sanding mops. Are you using them on a drill press like the picture in the catalog, moving the piece around? Or can you attach it to a drill for the bigger pieces?


 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2008-06-03 11:57 am   Permalink

The sanding mops are GREAT!! You can attach them to any type of rotary tool. The Mop can be used in any way that you see fit. The downside is that they do take the sharp edges off your cuts - use care! I like the finer grits because you have more control and they don't take as much material off. I did find some at Woodcraft that were cheaper ($17/each and made "cheaper"), but could not be refilled - search their sight for Sanding Stars.

 
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JohnnyP
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2008-06-03 4:24 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-06-03 11:57, AlohaStation wrote:
The sanding mops are GREAT!! You can attach them to any type of rotary tool. The Mop can be used in any way that you see fit. The downside is that they do take the sharp edges off your cuts - use care! I like the finer grits because you have more control and they don't take as much material off. I did find some at Woodcraft that were cheaper ($17/each and made "cheaper"), but could not be refilled - search their sight for Sanding Stars.




Those Woodcraft stars work great, I second his opinion. They also sell them in their storefronts.
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CheekyGirl
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Joined: May 21, 2003
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From: Like Oh My Gawd..San Fernando Valley
Posted: 2008-06-24 2:15 pm   Permalink

I need a router. I searched, but couldn't find any specifics as to any recommended brands.
I saw that: Lowes had a Skil router with table & a Bosch. Home Depot had a Royobi brand....

Anyone have a preference, or suggestion?




 
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Toataiaha
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Joined: May 26, 2008
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From: Otautahi , Te WahiPounamu
Posted: 2008-06-24 2:49 pm   Permalink

I don't know about Ryobi routers , but I bought one of their bench grinders once , and found out that their spindle sizes are out of step with everyone else .
The only grinding wheels that fit are the ones that came with it.
It might be best to find out of the routers take standard sized bits , or if they too are a problem .


 
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CheekyGirl
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From: Like Oh My Gawd..San Fernando Valley
Posted: 2008-06-25 09:20 am   Permalink

Thanks...will check into that in my quest for a router!

 
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blindy the pirate
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From: Tallahassee FL
Posted: 2008-06-25 5:03 pm   Permalink

Most routers use the same bits, but it is always good to check out the sizes of the bits for sale to the chuck of the router you are buying. I am partial to Porter Cable and DeWalt tools for work, but if you are buying a router for around the house there are plenty of cheaper models you can get.
I have never had problems with Ryobi tools for tools like routers and grinders.

Most routers you can get now are plunge routers. It makes it easy to start and stop your work. I prefer the older style, but that was what my dad had in his garage when I was growing up.



 
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CheekyGirl
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From: Like Oh My Gawd..San Fernando Valley
Posted: 2008-06-26 4:10 pm   Permalink

Found some good source material on routers and other power tools.

tylertool.com

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LOL Tiki
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Joined: Sep 06, 2007
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From: San Diegoish
Posted: 2008-06-27 12:26 pm   Permalink

Speaking of routers - I'm thinking about getting some 1"x4" redwood or pine to create a crown molding in one of the rooms in my home. I want to cut a design (or designs) into the wood and was thinking about getting a dremel for the job, but I wonder if a dremel would be up to the task. Would this work or would a router be the better tool for the job?

Thanks!
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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2008-06-27 12:32 pm   Permalink

I carve with my hands



I also use tiger claw to brush my hair in the morning.


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Vinman
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From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2008-06-27 1:07 pm   Permalink

A dremel should work, I did this using a dremel type tool with a router attachement and it worked ok.



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LOL Tiki
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Posted: 2008-06-27 1:12 pm   Permalink

Cool! How did the dremel hold up? One concern that I have is burning up the motor.
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Vinman
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From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2008-06-27 1:28 pm   Permalink

For light work the Dremel type tools are fine. The trick is to make sure that you aren't forcing the tool through the wood and straining the motor. I had an Alltrade rotary tool that I bought at Costco when I first started this project and it didn't hold up too well. I switched to a Black and Decker version for the rest and it did fine.



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CheekyGirl
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From: Like Oh My Gawd..San Fernando Valley
Posted: 2008-06-27 5:32 pm   Permalink

I was initially using a chisel, and went over using a dremel and it seems okay for light work.

 
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pia tiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2008
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Posted: 2008-06-28 01:05 am   Permalink

Aloha!

Thus far I've used these tools and tool combination:
- Various chisels: Straight between 1" and 1/4" and some various gouges(But the gouges aren't that useful other than edging and details)
- Rubber mallet
- Sandpaper (60, 100, 150) on a rubber doorstop wedge thing
- Pencil
And of course the most important tool
- Imagination! *Sparkle-sparkle*

I'll put pictured up when I feel like it.
- Cheers


 
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