Category Archives: Tools Carving

Drill Brush

Photo: Drill Brush 1
I am now using a “Drill Brush” to clean up my power carvings. To remove wood fuzz, etc. It is a good cheap alternative to a “3M Roloc Bristle Disc”. See above photo.
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Sharpening & Buffing Lathe Attachment

Sharpening & Buffing Lathe Attachment

I created a “Sharpening and Buffing Attachment” for my wood lathe. I use it to sharpen my wood carving gouges and to buff my metal spinning tools.

It attaches to my lathe via a 4 jaw chuck in expansion mode. Thus it is cheap and easy to make. Continue reading Sharpening & Buffing Lathe Attachment

Carl’s Carving Stand

Photo: Carl's Carving Stand (cbf_carving_stand)

Over the years I have seen and made a number of different carving stand designs. Here is my latest design. It is bare bones simple and works good! I really like it. Continue reading Carl’s Carving Stand

New Power Carving Burs 2021

Photo: New Power Carving Burs 2021 1
In the last year I have been playing around with some new power carving burs. Well, maybe the big 3 wing ones are not really burs. I saw and learned about most of them on Instagram.

Friends and students who have visited my studio really like them. They asked me to write about them.

I like all of them. But, I don’t like the price! They are definitely not cheap!
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Round Ball Carving Burs

I have been on a quest to find some good carving burs for a while. The market seems to be flooded with way to much crap coming in from China, etc. Burs that do not run true at high speed. They vibrate all over the place at high speed.

I have also been looking for round ball carving burs bigger than a 3/16″.
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3M Roloc Bristle Disc

Photo: 3M Roloc Bristle Disc 1
I am now using “3M ROLOC Bristle Discs” to clean up my carvings on almost FLAT things. See above photo.

The ROLOC discs are a lot tougher than “3M Radial Bristle Discs” or “Sanding Wheel Brushes” from McMaster-Carr. You can really go at it and scrub a piece with a Roloc disc.

The Roloc discs work best on almost flat things or on the outside of bowls or hollow forms.
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