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Carving Questions

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I carve with a razor knife and carving tools and keep them sharp with a buffing wheel and compound,not good if your thinking of a way to carve with the kids your helping i think your better off with pre made plastic baits,You can carve with a dremal tool and bits thou alot of people do it that way

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I use a drywall knife, an exacto knife, and a dremel with small sanding drums.

The knives give much better detail, but the dremel is really fast and easy.

If I carve anything else, I'm going to use a real carving knife with a decent sized handle.

Sharp edges are the key to good carving.

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For Balsa:

bandsaw

Oscillating Sanding roll

sandpaper

drill press

For PVC

bandsaw

oscillating sanding roll

sandpaper

drill press

hobby knife (for gill details)

I got away from the dremel a little bit (though it is still an essential tool!) for carving just because it eats a little to fast for most of my applications

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