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Subject:
Re: Best Wood Tools
Response To:
Re: Best Wood Tools ()

William Duffield
I don't think wood vs. metal is a real issue, as long as the base is properly proportioned and secured. After all, people have been carving wood for thousands of years holding it in vises with wooden jaws and wooden screws.

As far as dust collection is concerned, Scholz' technique, using rotary burrs or sanding drums, as illustrated in this video beginning at about 1:20, definitely needs dust collection at lap level:

https://videos.popularwoodworking.com/courses/bird-carving-with-rotary-tools-with-floyd-scholz

I do my detail carving mostly with gouges, which don't generate fine airborne dust, so I am not so concerned with dust collection at that stage of the process. I also rarely sit down when working in my shop, so I don't have ideas on that process. Yes, dust collection is important when using a band saw and stationary belt sander, disc sander and spindle sander.

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