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Aaron's Akua
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2005-10-07 9:36 pm   Permalink

The nice thing about the Foredom is the flex shaft. The Ryobi looks a little awkward to handle and not so easy to get into those tough little nooks & crannies and odd angles that always come up. The nice thing about flex shaft type tools is that you can use them to run burrs and all kinds of other spinning tools (both 1/8" and 1/4" drive), then pull off the handpiece and do a quick change to a Wecheer (or other) reciprocating chisel handpiece. If I could only have one power tool that would be it because of its versatility.
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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2005-10-08 01:18 am   Permalink

Over all the tools discussed, I prefer the "Left Handed Monkey Wrench." Does wonders!!!

 
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HelloTiki
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Joined: Jul 23, 2005
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From: Kailua, Hawaii
Posted: 2005-10-08 09:24 am   Permalink


I just got me the Arbortech Power Chisel.
It has changed my life.
And now, I'm the envy of every guy on the block!
Golly!


 
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Davez_tikiz
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Joined: Aug 17, 2005
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From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2005-10-08 11:26 am   Permalink

I went overboard and got the arbortech power chisel, and then the Foredon and Wecheer recip. carver. Love them both!!!!

If I had to pick, I'd probably take just the Arbortech 'cause it moves so much wood so fast.. butI like the Foredom for the small tattooing kind of detail.


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-10-09 1:12 pm   Permalink

I agree, the Arbortech is a Heavy duty power chisel and the Wecheer is perfect for the detail. It does Wonders for the Moko!. Glad you like it.
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Davez_tikiz
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From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2005-11-02 9:05 pm   Permalink

Does anyone use the Kutzall 4" grinder wheel? I have one, love it a lot, takes off a lot of wood, but it has gotten loaded up with palm cuttings. What's the best way to remove them?

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-11-04 10:46 am   Permalink

You should be able to use a propane torch and a heavy duty wire brush to get the grime out.
There is some chemical stuff they make and sell to remove the pitch from sawblades which May work too. I Know the torch works fropm experience.


 
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MooneyTiki
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Joined: Sep 28, 2005
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From: Jensen Beach,fla
Posted: 2005-11-20 04:27 am   Permalink

Aloha ben!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I want to thank you for your help figuring out what tools to get to help my carving get better. YOU truly are a MAN who cares about other artists and someone who wants to see us all get better and doesnt care about his own ego. MUCH MAHALO, and to all of my other brothers and sisters BEN is the real deal and will help each and everyone here , MUCH MAHALO again my brother, Aloha your friend , mooney


 
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Moondance
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From: Bucks County, PA
Posted: 2005-11-23 5:33 pm   Permalink

Ben-
What else would I need to make this a complete setup? This is a WECHEER RECIPROCATING HANDPIECE.



I getting my Christmas want list together. I hope I've been good this year.
moon

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tikimecula
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Joined: Apr 27, 2004
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From: BFE, KS
Posted: 2005-11-23 6:22 pm   Permalink

Moon, I have the Weecher and the blades that come with it aren't very good.

I bought these for my handpiece, and they work great. You can also buy a palm handle for these also



Here is a link for the set.
http://www.flexcut.com/shop/customer/product.php?productid=16169&cat=250&page=1

and the Palm Handle.
http://www.flexcut.com/shop/customer/product.php?productid=16166&cat=250&page=1
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Moondance
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From: Bucks County, PA
Posted: 2005-11-23 6:44 pm   Permalink

Thanks Tikimecula!
I just saw those 14 bit sets on ebay (starting @ $97.00b buy it now $119.00) I guess you have to pay to play!
moon


 
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Moondance
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From: Bucks County, PA
Posted: 2005-11-23 10:03 pm   Permalink

Has anyone heard of this manufactor or ever purchased from this seller??
http://stores.ebay.com/German-Carving-Chisels_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQftidZ2QQtZkm

Moon

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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-11-24 07:52 am   Permalink

What you need to go with your Wecheer recip carver is a Flexshaft machine. I have an Old Fordam and a new cheapie that works great and is offered by a respectable jewelry tool company as an "Economy" tool for $66, Very inexpensive for flexshafts.
http://www.contenti.com/products/flexshafts/236-971.html


Of course if you want the best, you get a Fordom flex shaft from here,
http://www.treelineusa.com/cgi-bin/shopper?preadd=action&key=127-1100

And the Newest tool from Fordam is their #50 handpiece, a recip carver for the same $ as the wecheer, http://www.treelineusa.com/cgi-bin/shopper?preadd=action&key=127-1450

Treeline also gives a 10% discount on all FlexCut chisel tips when you buy 5 or more and they stand behind their products. I broke 2 new Wecheers and they repplaced them both within days.
They Also sell the Arbortech Power chisel

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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-11-24 08:00 am   Permalink

Moon, I have never heard of those chisels but Have used the Hirsch brand which are VERY Good tools. They look identical and are priced about right.
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-01-09 4:21 pm   Permalink

Since Finkdaddy's tiki bit him I think this is relevant. I posted in his postings but thought it would be good here as well.

Check out this link for protective tape you wrap around your fingers. It is used a lot in factories that handle parts with sharp edges or operations that require trimming with knives. It won't stop a cut from happening , but can help prevent incidental contact and offers a layer of protection. You still have to be careful but it is better than raw skin. I don't use as often as I should, but even with the tape on your fingers are nimble. Lawyer speak-disclaimer etc, etc.

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/searchresults.jsp?search_type=keywordandcatmfgindx&QueryString=finger+tape&catindx1=&catindx2=&xi=xi

If it doesn't take you to the product, type "finger tape" in the search field.

JP

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