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09-16-2021 03:29 AM

In search of a #7 sweep Gouge - 14 replies

I am in the market for a 40+mm #7 sweep gouge. I prefer larger wooden handles if possible although my hands are average. Lee Valley has one on-line but never in stock. Any recommendations? _ Thankyou.

07-28-2021 10:50 PM

Arbortech alternative?? - 1 reply

i purchased an Arbortech Turbo Plane cutter sometime ago and works well for some tasks. Problem is the cutting edge is now dull, needs a sharpening. I will look into this chore but curious if there are other similar cutters available with replaceable cutters? Thankyou.

05-06-2021 10:06 PM

Recommended straight bits? - 8 replies

I am using a CNC at a local makerspace facility and wanting to purchase my owns bits and not rely on bits found at the CNC machine. In need of straight bits, 1/16”, 1/8” , 1/4” spiral up-cuts. Not interested in solid carbide. Also not interested in paying $20 a bit. Asking for your recommendations please, and thank you.

10-28-2020 01:15 AM

opinions on the NewX-carve machine? - 3 replies

Curious about thoughts on the upcoming new X-Carve CNC’s from Inventables?? I currently use an x-carve at a makerspace and would love to have my own machine, simply for fun and hobby. Seems most CNC’s are quite expensive but what the heck, you only live once. I do like the software X-carve uses which would be my primary reason...

06-16-2019 05:12 AM

flex shafts and I do not know anything . . . . - 6 replies

Expanding my carving hobby, little steps at a time. Started with dough bowls and then on to mallets and now onto spoon carving. Most of my carving has been manual, but have slowly increased my use of power tools to speed up some of the process and also allows me to do more projects and design modifications. I am in need of a straight 1/4R...

02-15-2019 03:32 PM

Where to purchase carving tools? - 6 replies

I just started this new hobby of carving and have a good collection of carving tools from purchases made long time ago. I am finding now what tools I could really use and would like to purchase a couple of gouges. Specifically a bent gouge (sweep chisel?) #7 about 25mm to 30mm wide. I can only find the Sorby tools for around $70 to $80 each...


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