Product Reviews

Foredom K.1020  Micro Grinder

Foredom K.1020 Micro Grinder

By Bob Duncan Foredom has developed a new micro grinder that bridges the gap between large flexible-shaft tools and high-speed micromotors. The K.1020 micro grinder combines the torque and power you need to rough out a carving with the light-weight cord of a micromotor. The micro grinder hooks into the […]

by December 22, 2016 Product Reviews
Dremel Micro

Dremel Micro

Dremel’s new Micro combines a powerful 8-volt lithium-ion battery that you can vary between 5,000 and 28,000 rpm. New with this tool is a built-in LED light at the tip to illuminate the exact area you are working on. Off the bat, I found the tool comfortable to hold and […]

by August 30, 2016 Product Reviews
Chainsaw Carving Discs for Angle Grinders

Chainsaw Carving Discs for Angle Grinders

You may have heard these tools referred to as “the world’s smallest chainsaws.” Watch as Woodcarving Illustrated magazine’s technical editor, Bob Duncan, and his assistant, Alex Giagnocavo, demonstrate and review chainsaw carving discs for angle grinders. Bob and Alex will demonstrate proper safety equipment and techniques, show the effectiveness of the […]

by July 21, 2016 Product Reviews, Videos
Guinevere Finishing System

Guinevere Finishing System

The Guinevere Finishing System by King Arthur Tools claims to be the smallest inflatable sanding drum. What the tool lacks in size it more than makes up for in power. Any carver who sands their piece smooth, either before finishing or burning texture, needs this tool. You can even use the pneumatic […]

by March 10, 2016 Product Reviews
Kutzall Grit Hand Rasps

Kutzall Grit Hand Rasps

Even expert carvers find themselves in situations where it’s challenging to get a clean cut. Either there’s a bad spot in the wood or you can’t get a tool into the area. The best tool to reach for in these situations is often a rasp, but the utility of traditional […]

by November 27, 2015 Product Reviews
Product Review: Tormek Water-Cooled Sharpening System

Product Review: Tormek Water-Cooled Sharpening System

The Tormek system helps you sharpen quickly and easily, with no risk of burning your tools By Bob Duncan   You can sharpen 99% of your tools with the Tormek system, creating the exact bevel angle you want with no risk of burning your tools. The system, which combines a […]

by May 22, 2014 Product Reviews
Durable Wooden Honing Tools

Durable Wooden Honing Tools

From Ed Livingston, Pinellas Park, Fla.  Wooden honing tools, whether they are commercial products or shopmade hones matched to the exact profile of your tools, can quickly hone the inside and outside of gouges and V-tools. Over time, the wood can weaken and deform depending on the amount of pressure […]

by May 11, 2011 Product Reviews

Lee Valley Painters’ Pyramids

Lee Valley’s new painters’ pyramids help elevate pieces for easy and fast finishing. The individual pyramids allow you to use as many–or as few–as you need. The pyramid shape gives you a solid base and the rounded point protects the wood and the finish. The painters’ pyramids cost $5.95 for […]

by February 14, 2010 Product Reviews

PL FIX 2-Part Wood Repair Kit

Henkel Consumer Adhesives Inc. has created a new polyurethane-based wood repair and filler. The resin and hardener are mixed together to create a light tan epoxy. The wood filler is thin enough to fit into small gaps and cracks, but thick enough that you can mold it. Unlike some other […]

by February 14, 2010 Product Reviews

Flexcut SK120 Scraper Set

Specifically designed for carvers, these tools make it easy to smooth rough surfaces Flexcut has designed a new set of scrapers especially for carvers. Scrapers are a popular finishing tool for woodworkers. The adaptations on these tools allow carvers to enjoy the same benefits. The tools fit into Flexcut’s popular […]

by February 14, 2010 Product Reviews