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I finally bought my new Foredom flex shaft power carver, at Lee Valley Tools
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It doesn’t include the hanger.
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=65681&cat=1,130,43409,43410&ap=1

My Dremel Flex Shaft is just not powerful enough to do the heavier jobs.

It’s a Foredom, so quite the nice tool. 1/6 hp. Carve, Cut, Grind, Polish, more...

Do any of you carve, perhaps hard wood, soap stone, marble, other materials?


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Looks like a nice addition to the toolbox.
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Montfrooij Posted at 1-2 05:08
Looks like a nice addition to the toolbox.

Thanks. Yes, they do make quality products. Lee Valley Tools, are known for their high standards here in Canada,, and they are certainly respected around world.

Similar in many ways to Rockler... but with our Canadian class. Haha


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RedHotPoker Posted at 1-2 06:33
Thanks. Yes, they do make quality products. Lee Valley Tools, are known for their high standards here in Canada,, and they are certainly respected around world.

Similar in many ways to Rockler... but with our Canadian class. Haha

I did buy a dremel recently (present for my brother in law), but other than that I have one memory on these tools. That is the modelbuilding stuff my uncles and dad do.
They all have one of these tools with multiple addons.
Very handy for cutting and grinding all kinds of stuff.
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Montfrooij Posted at 1-2 06:48
I did buy a dremel recently (present for my brother in law), but other than that I have one memory on these tools. That is the modelbuilding stuff my uncles and dad do.
They all have one of these tools with multiple addons.
Very handy for cutting and grinding all kinds of stuff.

Yes, they are multi tools. My kit came with the #44 handpiece, but I also need a #30. With Jacobs Chuck.
That’s so I can add the 2” angle grinder option.

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RedHotPoker Posted at 1-2 07:04
Yes, they are multi tools. My kit came with the #44 handpiece, but I also need a #30. With Jacobs Chuck.
That’s so I can add the 2” angle grinder option.

Every time you dig into a new craft you discover so many tools you never even knew existed.
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Montfrooij Posted at 1-2 07:17
Every time you dig into a new craft you discover so many tools you never even knew existed.

Like a surgeon, cutting for the very first time. Haha

Yes, modern Tools, it sure beats the pointed stick we began with. 50,000 years ago.


Yes, We’ve come a long way baby...


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Look's like you're well equipped Cap'n. I do some wood turning, and have recently acquired a Dremel 4000 with flex-shaft to do power carving decoration.
So far I haven't turned something to store my Phantom.

Natural edge apple wood bowl

Natural edge apple wood bowl

English walnut lidded boxes

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Nicely done, beautiful turnings. I also do lathe work, but don’t have my own machine, presently.


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So, as it was such a beautiful warm day today, I went for a blast on the SpYder RS-S.

Headed on down the Whitemud freeway, flew past West Edmonton Mall, straight over to Lee Valley Tools.

Yeah, I have bought the Foredom #30 Handpiece. So this is all coming together, rather quickly....
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=31033&cat=1,130,43409,43410


What a buzz. I still need a pair of Kevlar or similar cut proof gloves.
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The grip is extra...



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johnsr Posted at 1-2 07:45
Look's like you're well equipped Cap'n. I do some wood turning, and have recently acquired a Dremel 4000 with flex-shaft to do power carving decoration.
So far I haven't turned something to store my Phantom.

I will post a pic of a few of my turned bowls soon, for you to see.

Just for fun. I’ll have to set them up in a row. Or like yours, take pics with a couple of them, at a time...


What kind of horse power are those Dremels? I saw a few of them at Lee Valley. But never inquired, acquired any info, nor have I searched them out, in the online catalog.

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Montfrooij Posted at 1-2 07:17
Every time you dig into a new craft you discover so many tools you never even knew existed.

One other think, about that thought.  

It seems today, that many different company products are simply gadgets and gizmos that are not always really beneficial to the subject or activity they represent. But we are a gadget driven society.

We love watching infomercials that impress us with more junk to fill our kitchen cupboards and counters.
Aging society, lots of health benefit products and devices, to make you feel, better. Haha


Yes, we are surrounded by it all every damn day. Unless you can release the property and become a minimalist. We guard our crap, and are often prisoners to it.  
Some people collect so much stuff they become hoarders, and need serious intervention.
Hopefully, I can get a handle on my own collection. ;-)

Archery, is another one, a wonderful place to collect “all” the gear... drop a few $K easy. haha

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RedHotPoker Posted at 1-2 07:29
Like a surgeon, cutting for the very first time. Haha

Yes, modern Tools, it sure beats the pointed stick we began with. 50,000 years ago.

Even a surgeon's knife indeed.
(we use that often in model building)
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johnsr Posted at 1-2 07:45
Look's like you're well equipped Cap'n. I do some wood turning, and have recently acquired a Dremel 4000 with flex-shaft to do power carving decoration.
So far I haven't turned something to store my Phantom.

Very beautiful!
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RedHotPoker Posted at 1-2 22:17
One other think, about that thought.  

It seems today, that many different company products are simply gadgets and gizmos that are not always really beneficial to the subject or activity they represent. But we are a gadget driven society.

Yes, very true.
Still I learn about new tools more than once a month.
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Montfrooij Posted at 1-2 23:17
Even a surgeon's knife indeed.
(we use that often in model building)

I also have a stainless handle, razor shaving sharp, scalpel and box of new replacement blades too...


Very handy, for a multitude of uses.



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Montfrooij Posted at 1-2 23:18
Yes, very true.
Still I learn about new tools more than once a month.

Yes, there are many, for every trade or hobby interest.,

Go to see my favorite store in the city.
Lee Valiey website. http://leevalleytools.com

There are numerous brands with unique tool and implement designs...


I also work with hides and skins, leather, so Tandy Leather is another hot spot for me to shop.



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RedHotPoker Posted at 1-2 23:43
I also have a stainless handle, razor shaving sharp, scalpel and box of new replacement blades too...

Same here.
Stored safely in a box.....
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RedHotPoker Posted at 1-2 23:48
Yes, there are many, for every trade or hobby interest.,

Go to see my favorite store in the city.

I recently visited a roofing - stuff company.
Never knew about the existence of all the tools they have available....
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Montfrooij Posted at 1-2 23:58
I recently visited a roofing - stuff company.
Never knew about the existence of all the tools they have available....

My carpentry - cabinet making hammers and axes are some of my fav., tools.

Roofing hammers are cool, I like mine anyway. Ha

Carrying bundles of shingle on your shoulders up a ladder, is hard work... I am good, thanks...

In case of emergency, I keep my surgical implement within arms reach... grin

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RedHotPoker Posted at 1-3 00:23
My carpentry - cabinet making hammers and axes are some of my fav., tools.

Roofing hammers are cool, I like mine anyway. Ha

Very hard.
Or the 25kg roll of bitumen roofing on your shoulders...
I promised to help the guy who did our roofs.....
Still can feel it.
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Montfrooij Posted at 1-3 00:26
Very hard.
Or the 25kg roll of bitumen roofing on your shoulders...
I promised to help the guy who did our roofs.....

Never again.  I’m retired now.


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RedHotPoker Posted at 1-3 00:28
Never again.  I’m retired now.

I can imagine.
One of the reasons I agreed to help
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Montfrooij Posted at 1-3 00:34
I can imagine.
One of the reasons I agreed to help

I bet you jumped right in.

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I’ll stay back and watch, thanks.




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Montfrooij Posted at 1-3 00:26
Very hard.
Or the 25kg roll of bitumen roofing on your shoulders...
I promised to help the guy who did our roofs.....

Brave eh? Haha



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It was a win-win-win-win situation.
1. He could continue doing what he does best (roofing) so the bill was actually lower (less time)
2. I could finally use some of those lazy ICT muscles
3. I learned a lot about roofing that week
4. I now know my house better and have confidence it is done right.
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Montfrooij Posted at 1-3 00:53
It was a win-win-win-win situation.
1. He could continue doing what he does best (roofing) so the bill was actually lower (less time)
2. I could finally use some of those lazy ICT muscles

The placement pattern of the tar based shingles is interesting.


Sure keeps the moisture out.


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RedHotPoker Posted at 1-3 00:57
The placement pattern of the tar based shingles is interesting.

Everything about building is interesting to me
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Montfrooij Posted at 1-3 01:03
Everything about building is interesting to me

Yes, trades and crafts are all great.
I didn’t study Millwork Carpentry, here at NAIT, for fun. Haha


Yeah man. It’s wonderful, the sound of power tools, the smell of saw dust, all them grades and types of wood.

It was quite the wonderful course.




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RedHotPoker Posted at 1-3 01:09
Yes, trades and crafts are all great.
I didn’t study Millwork Carpentry, here at NAIT, for fun. Haha

I was working on the ceiling of our rehearsal room yesterday evening.
(we are making an extra ceiling with insulation at 9m height....)
Total of 80m2.
Lot's of timber for the framing, lots of cutting and I really love that smell indeed.
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Montfrooij Posted at 1-3 01:14
I was working on the ceiling of our rehearsal room yesterday evening.
(we are making an extra ceiling with insulation at 9m height....)
Total of 80m2.

It’s natural, no preservatives. Ha


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RedHotPoker Posted at 1-3 01:19
It’s natural, no preservatives. Ha

Reminded me a little of time spend in Sweden nearby loading area's of logs.
Such a nice smell!
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Montfrooij Posted at 1-3 01:40
Reminded me a little of time spend in Sweden nearby loading area's of logs.
Such a nice smell!

My family grew up in the mountains of Alberta, and cutting fire wood was a constant, saws, axes, wedges, stacking logs to dry, with split wood neatly in cords to store for winter. I love wood, working with it, building constructing detailing edging finishing gouging hammering identifying joists & knobs leveling milling nailing operating painting qualifying rubbing staining training undercutting veining weaving xtra special haha yew zebra

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RedHotPoker Posted at 1-3 02:53
My family grew up in the mountains of Alberta, and cutting fire wood was a constant, saws, axes, wedges, stacking logs to dry, with split wood neatly in cords to store for winter. I love wood, working with it, building constructing detailing edging finishing gouging hammering identifying joists & knobs leveling milling nailing operating painting qualifying rubbing staining training undercutting veining weaving xtra special haha yew zebra

You get the idea?

I think I get it
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You wanted alpha numeric?



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RedHotPoker Posted at 1-3 03:07
You wanted alpha numeric?

I get it
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RedHotPoker Posted at 1-3 03:07
You wanted alpha numeric?

Even the 2nd time
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Yup, go for thirds too. Ha


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RedHotPoker Posted at 1-3 08:47
Yup, go for thirds too. Ha

Hahahahahaha.
I notice more double posts lately.
Looks like something changed on the forum
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Montfrooij Posted at 1-3 11:09
Hahahahahaha.
I notice more double posts lately.
Looks like something changed on the forum

If I notice my multiple posts, they are swiftly erased.

I rub them out... ha


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