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Anyone here use a dremel to carve wood for mini furniture? I've been playing around with this but I'm not real happy. The furry bits are making me nuts. When it's that small I cant get sandpaper in there to clean it up. I've tried different bits, but I'm winding what you use. Or if there is a better too than dremel?

-MJ

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Got one of those too but never tried it for carving. Haven't been able to get the hang of using it for much of anything unfortunately.:mellow:

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12 minutes ago, FurMama said:

Got one of those too but never tried it for carving. Haven't been able to get the hang of using it for much of anything unfortunately.:mellow:

It's a really fun tool. I have a bunch of accessories to go with it, simply to make my life easier. 

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I have two regular Dremel rotary tools plus the sander, the Stylus and the Trio.  I have used the carving attachments for a rough cut and then use my utility knife and chip carving tools for detailing and emery boards for sanding; although I have also wrapped bits of finer grade sandpaper around bamboo skewers to get into those really tight places.  When I turn table legs on the hubs' lathe I finish with the fine side of an emery board and then with a folded strip of crumpled brown paper bag for a buttery smooth finish.

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If I were going to paint, not stain a piece, I'd consider making the "carvings" out of layered matboard, which sands nicely, and gluing them into place.

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