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Re: Rotary tools Dremel Foredom Generic etc
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2013, 11:43:25 pm »
srcarr52  Thanks for the surprise hook up on 2 more sets.  I still had to use my metal top part that screws onto motor.  Threads were different.


No problem. We have to keep you very talented wife happy.

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Re: Rotary tools Dremel Foredom Generic etc
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2013, 04:22:02 pm »
What would be a good starter kit on these pieces? A straight shaft, and an angled piece for doing transfers? What would you recommend for a motor, and if AM what adapters or w/e that it would need. Sorry if you mentioned this stuff, just thought I would ask directly, I don't really know much about this foredom stuff. Havent done any real upper transfer work, and lowers mostly blending and port widening.

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Re: Rotary tools Dremel Foredom Generic etc
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2013, 05:21:57 pm »
What would be a good starter kit on these pieces? A straight shaft, and an angled piece for doing transfers? What would you recommend for a motor, and if AM what adapters or w/e that it would need. Sorry if you mentioned this stuff, just thought I would ask directly, I don't really know much about this foredom stuff. Havent done any real upper transfer work, and lowers mostly blending and port widening.

If I was going to buy a new motor I'd probably buy a mastercarver motor, but if you want to go cheap I'd find a used Foredom SR motor on eBay.  I find the reverse feature necessary but others get by without it. 

A Foredom #30 handpiece is a nice all around handpiece but it doesn't get into tight places and it only chucks up to 5/32".  Mastercarver makes a chuck style handpiece they call the "stealth" that can chuck up to 1/4" and it's only 0.2" thicker.  The Foredom #44 is a collet style that can do 1/4" and smaller if you have the collets.  The Foredom #28 is a slim collet style that chucks 1/8" and smaller, it works well be still can't get into the tightest spots where the Foredom #8 shines.

Right angle handpieces are expensive.  The only one I and most everyone else have found to hold up is the CC Specialites 182MC, but it will run you $300 for the head and the adapter. 

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Re: Rotary tools Dremel Foredom Generic etc
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2013, 07:25:32 pm »
Grabbed a pic of the area where wife does 90% of the carving, bench area #2.  Final clean up and detail inside in mud room area. Uses a roller chair to seat in and has pumpkin in lap.
 For me I just move the redneck plant hanger to my  my #1 bench.  Have 3 benches  8)

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Re: Rotary tools Dremel Foredom Generic etc
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2013, 08:28:26 pm »
What would be a good starter kit on these pieces? A straight shaft, and an angled piece for doing transfers? What would you recommend for a motor, and if AM what adapters or w/e that it would need. Sorry if you mentioned this stuff, just thought I would ask directly, I don't really know much about this foredom stuff. Havent done any real upper transfer work, and lowers mostly blending and port widening.

If I was going to buy a new motor I'd probably buy a mastercarver motor, but if you want to go cheap I'd find a used Foredom SR motor on eBay.  I find the reverse feature necessary but others get by without it. 

A Foredom #30 handpiece is a nice all around handpiece but it doesn't get into tight places and it only chucks up to 5/32".  Mastercarver makes a chuck style handpiece they call the "stealth" that can chuck up to 1/4" and it's only 0.2" thicker.  The Foredom #44 is a collet style that can do 1/4" and smaller if you have the collets.  The Foredom #28 is a slim collet style that chucks 1/8" and smaller, it works well be still can't get into the tightest spots where the Foredom #8 shines.

Right angle handpieces are expensive.  The only one I and most everyone else have found to hold up is the CC Specialites 182MC, but it will run you $300 for the head and the adapter. 

Thank you for the input. I will get to looking around... I didn't realize the right angle hand pieces were so pricey.

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Re: Rotary tools Dremel Foredom Generic etc
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2013, 09:14:46 pm »
Luckily for me my fiancée is a jeweller so I have access to her workshop as long as anything I bring in there isn't dripping with grease...

I mainly use the Flexshaft for tinkering with things and am practicing my porting skills.

I haven't broken any of her tools yet... Knock on wood!

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Re: Rotary tools Dremel Foredom Generic etc
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2013, 10:08:00 pm »

I use the $50.00 Harbor Freight model.
I was skeptical at first but have been pleasantly surprised. It's done a lot of work and still going strong.
Needs a big dose of Cableze every so often, but it does fine for my needs.

If you aren't capable of doing very good work, you don't need very good tools!!! LOL


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Re: Rotary tools Dremel Foredom Generic etc
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2013, 10:11:28 pm »
You can do the uppers with a straight shaft Dremel but it takes a method and a long reach cutter or stone .You gotta remember you are "down milling" on one side and "up milling " on the other .It can get away from you in a heart beat .You don't have to run that thing wide open .It's not a race .

I find those long reach cutters and stones at flea markets often less than 50 cents a pop .I have  no idea what they are used for. Probabley some industrial application in a robot or something .

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Re: Rotary tools Dremel Foredom Generic etc
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2014, 04:22:54 pm »
 
srcarr52  Thanks for the surprise hook up on 2 more sets.  I still had to use my metal top part that screws onto motor.  Threads were different.


No problem. We have to keep you very talented wife happy.

Just so folks know.
I am thinking the one on the left are ready and for sale now by Shaun.   Since he told me one was shipped to me and my wife today.

Many Thanks for update. 


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Re: Rotary tools Dremel Foredom Generic etc
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2014, 06:32:06 pm »
NSK makes a nice 90 degree head that works on the CC or Artco handpiece.
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