Who uses flex shaft grinders, Dremels or other power rotary tools for carving? I haven't tried it yet, but am strongly considering it and wonder what tools and burrs you favor.
The Grizzly flex shaft unit is very economically priced and has mostly good reviews and a 1 year warranty. You can by 3 or 4 of them for the price of a Foredom. Check them out here: http://www.grizzly.com/products/Flex-Shaft-Grinder/G9928 It's the unit I just ordered - it will be here tomorrow! I am looking forward to playing with it.Thanks for all this great info! I purchased a Dremel with a flex attachment and I never got it to work well for me. I've been thinking about this subject for well over a year, but didn't want to fork out the cash unless I was confident the purchase would be smart.
I'll move ahead soon. Like Rodnogdog, maybe a birthday or Christmas purchase.
Then, on to learning more about woodburning.
You have that right! Spend some time on scrap wood before you jump into a prodject. A change in the density on the wood can send it of in a direction you do not want it to go. Takes a light touch and practice.Got my new toy today - don't have a clue what I'm doing with it yet but I can tell you can screw up a bunch of wood in a hurry with it.