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Made this chair with the help of my Dremel


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By Superglide - Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The tool is a lifesaver for sculpting tight areas.
By woodcutr - Thursday, March 5, 2009

Very nice job on a tough project. Looks like walnut? The photography isn't too shabby either- does the work justice. It seems obvious this isn't your first time at the picnic!

woodcutr

By Superglide - Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thank you.  I got the woodworking bug about 4 years ago, and enjoy it to the point of obsession now.

The chair is Walnut.

Some woodworkers suggested the Foredom rotary tool, but the pricing didn't appeal to me. I found the Dremel to be a very good substitute.

By woodcutr - Friday, March 6, 2009

The Foredom tool gives the advantage of accepting a bit of 1/4" and smaller. It has a bit more overall power. Their price is high, but they have a good guarantee.

A lot of my woodcarving friends, (myself included) have found similar tools to the Foredom at Harbor Freight Tools in the range of $50.00 + or -. These have a flex shaft and a foot control. They make an economical addition and provide the option for larger bits and cutters. You might try out their web site.

But for most things, especially where you want the maximum control, Dremel is the best choice!

woodcutr

By Cutnglue - Saturday, March 7, 2009

Nice job on the chair - great style for the walnut!Smile
By Superglide - Sunday, March 8, 2009

Thanks.  Walnut is by far my favorite wood to work with. It has Soul.

The chair is a design by the famous chair maker Hal Taylor.  His plans are very detailed and easy to follow. 

My current chair in progress is Walnut with Purple Heart and Maple accents.

The Dremel is extremely helpful sculpting the sections around the leg joints. 

By Beth at Dremel - Monday, March 9, 2009

Superglide - Thanks for sharing!
By Kodiak - Monday, March 9, 2009

It looks great!

Just what an old "Geezer" like me needs! (At least that is what my son calls me  :cryingSmile

By Superglide - Monday, March 9, 2009

Thanks.  You can build one with Hal Taylors plans. Just google his website. The plans are $300, and worth every penny. About a 100 pages with photos galore.

I sold my last chair for $4,000, so the cost of the plans is nil compared to what you can get for the chairs.

Average to above average skills, basic shop tools (Table saw, band saw, drill press, a few routers). The only high dollar expense are the router bits, ya can't use that Lowes or Home Depot junk. Ridge Carbide, Amana, Whiteside are your better choices. Give it a try!

By woodworm - Monday, March 9, 2009

Very nice craftmanship.

Nice on the eyes.

By Superglide - Friday, March 13, 2009

Thanks. 

Sure would like to see more pics of Dremel inspired projects here. It's a great tool!!

Nothing works better for those tight spaces. I have some suggestions for them to make the tool better.

By ggran1 - Monday, July 5, 2010

SmileHi there;

What a beautiful job, now what is a Freedom Tool?  I have  a Flex Shaft tool that I purchased yesterday and is it the same tool as the Freedom Tool.