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 www.hopewoodturning.co.uk

 

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

                           800-551-8876 

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

http://saburrtooth.com/locateDistributor.htm 

 

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

 

Airbrush

 

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.   www.graphicsdirect.co.uk

 

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 www.dickblick.com ( 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       www.sakuracraft.com