Joined: Jun 01, 2009
From: Tampa, FL
|Posted: 2009-07-06 07:06 am  Permalink|
Yeah, I'm definitely diggin' the chainsaw. And I actually got the inspiration for this one from one of the ones I saw in your thread!
But I can also see where the carving bars are probably the way to go. It's a bit difficult to control enough for precision cuts, but I'm sure a little more practice and experience will help with that. But it looks like a carving bar is my next purchase. Either way, at $65 bucks out the door with an exchange warranty and a bottle of chain lube, I'm feeling pretty good about my purchase.
As far as chisels and carving tools, yeah, I don't have any of those yet, and don't really know about how to use them. I'm going to try to master this chainsaw deal first, and my next step will be to learn how to use some of the more traditional, non-power type tools.
For right now, it's pretty much de-bark with the planer, rough cut with the chainsaw, detail cut with the die grinder, burn it with a torch, and sand the parts I didn't want burned.
I've sold 4 of my little bar masks to some people, and at this point they have actually paid for half of the tiki tools I've purchased (including the new chainsaw), so I'm pretty happy about that.