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Old 11-12-2011, 02:45 PM
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I wanted to show how I use my die grinders and pictured are my most used bits to include homemade eye tool with shank. The wood is cured cherry very hard but no match for a pro die grinder and SaburrTooth bit.
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:21 PM
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Default Re: Die Grinders & Bits

thank you Don!
This is the kind of info that really helps me out- seeing how folks use their tools and attachments. I have lots of wood to practice with, but people that have to buy wood might be afraid of using a tool for fear of ruining a good piece of wood. Or just don't know what tools to get, so pictures are worth a lot.
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How does the 'eye bit' work? Awesome SaburrTooths BTW.
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David, I adapted a plug cutter first you determine where your eye goes then tap it with a light hammer. After you have set the eye tool, do this to keep it from walking chuck it down in the grinder and place it back in the cut you did with the hammer. Do this with the grinder off now with very light pressure turn the grinder on low speed. After you establish the eye socket crank up the RPM's and burn the eye ball to shiny black. This is only good for critters with round eyes and dark eyes but it is very fast.
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Amazin' I looked at the eye and thought, "That can't be burned like that, can it?" Apparently so. Is this a known technique, or did you invent it?
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Amazin' I looked at the eye and thought, "That can't be burned like that, can it?" Apparently so. Is this a known technique, or did you invent it?
Years ago I bought a 20 piece set of eye tools or eye punches from woodcarvers supply. I started chucking them down in my 3/8" drill and sort of burning them in the drill is not fast enough to realy burn the wood. I had a set of plug cutters from WoodKraft with 1/4" shank that became my current set of eye tools. I don't think I came up with the idea first just my own way for sure.
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