What attachments are used to carve antique bakelite?


What attachments are used to carve antique bakelite?

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Greetings!

I wish to use my Dremel tool to carve antique bakelite jewelry.

Has anyone experience with this?  What attachments are

used for carving, sanding and polishing?

I would appreciate any advise.

Thank you.

mcfurb

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most antique bakelite is very touchy stuff, extremely brittle and prone to crumbling into small pieces. Maybe you could try stabilizing a piece by coating it with a clear acrylic casting resin? I don't know if it would eat the bakelite, melt it to a goo, or harden it enough to work with... I haven't tried working with bakelite since I shattered an old table-top radio case while cleaning it some years ago.



But I have seen bangles and bracelets that were originally made using bakelite, although I couldn't say exactly when or how they were made.



Please let us know if this helps, and maybe post a couple pics of your successes?



Good Luck









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