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Turning tools: 


Hope double ended gouges

Hope carbide end grain gouge ....for thin wall end grain turning

Hope quick release handles

Available from Simon Hope


Piercing tool


Manufacture:         NSK Presto 

Power source:          Compress air

Requirement:         3CFM (3 cubic feet per minute), equivalent to minimum          

                           of ¾ HP Air compressor

Setting:                  38PSI, speed 360,000 rpm


Available:      Craft Supplies USA


Price:                           $360


Cutting burs:         #699L for hard wood, #169L for softer wood

Texturing burs:         #1C and #2C, round carbide

Shank:                  1/16 diameter

Price:                           $2.50 each


Can use a dremmel for piercing flexi shaft best ( not as fast or as efficient) 


Important note:


Cut perpendicular to the surface


Cut clockwise.  


Clean bur often with a soft piece of metal


Control depth of cut, spiral flutes should be in full contact with the thickness of the wood.


If the wood is thicker than 1/16”, cut it with multiple passes 


Treat the tool like a miniature router




Saburrtooth carving burrs 


Carving tool


Manufacture:         NSK - Z500

Power Source:         Electric, high torque micro motor

Requirement:         variable speed, 0-50,000 rpm

Available:                  Binh Pho and Craft Supplies USA

Price:                           $1,150……….other cheaper models available




Burs:                           available in both 1/8” and 5/32”

                           Price range from $7- $20




Manufacture:         Iwata Hi Line series, model HP-CH

or Iwata Eclipse series, model gravity feed HP-CS

Requirement:         Very small amount of compress air, portable compressor or CO2 tank can be used

Setting:         25 PSI, to spray thicker paint, may need to increase to 30 PSI

Price:          Hi line series: $210, Eclipse series: $120


Colour:         Airbrush ready Transparent colour, preferred choice is Golden airbrush paint, set of 10 colours are available.

                           Createx opaque colours 

 Interference colour for colouring burnt/ black ( thin with transparent extender)


Masking:         Low tack masking tape or Low tack Frisket


Available:         GRAPHICS DIRECT.


All colours , help and advice from Graphics direct  ask for Chris mention my name, Tel 08448005721 or Chris’s direct   number is 01423359730




                           Blick art supplies ( USA only)




Other colours..........oil based pencils, sharpie markers, prisma colour markers




Transferring image.............photocopy or laser printer, cellulose thinners or 

acetone or xylene pen.


Acetate for making stencils or tracing photographs 






3D crystal color lacquer  ( for filling the piercing to give a stained glass effect)……………Pastel transparent colour set  0.35mm fine tip pen style applicators


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