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Mastercarver Micro-pro

Awk!  My Micro-pro carver just stopped working. I had just turned it on, lowered the speed and  it stopped dead. I cannot get it to work. A…

Started by Rhonda Kesner

8 Dec 20, 2015
Reply by Bonnie Gibson

Mini jigsaw blades

I have a very small Craftsman (Bohler) hand held jigsaw that I purchased a number of years ago. I cannot find blades for it.  They  are abo…

Started by Rob and Mary Wilson

10 Aug 13, 2015
Reply by Rob and Mary Wilson

Disk sander

I have seen discussions about sanders but haven't seen anything related to my small problem.  I purchased a disc sander at a gourd festival…

Started by Jennifer Broberg

1 Aug 4, 2015
Reply by Marie Sarafinski

Sanding tools

Has any one tried Welburn's new three headed disc type sander?  I watched the demo and think it would be great to by  hand on the smaller g…

Started by joyce kay lipsett

14 Jun 20, 2015
Reply by Ron Newton

Recommended tips for a Colwood Super Pro II

I am new to woodburning, and was wondering if any of you could recommend some good tips for burning on gourds.  Thanks for any help!

Started by Cindy Frazier

17 Mar 30, 2015
Reply by Lee Jam

Saw Options for Cutting Bowls

This is a new gourd craft for me and I have no idea what type of saw to use to cut  gourds for bowls (including yarn bowls).  I've read som…

Started by Linda Kercado

1 Jan 14, 2015
Reply by Bonnie Gibson

Saw Options

As a gift, I was given a choice of the Roto Zip Saw and a Dremel Saw Max 620.  Has anyone had success in using either of these in working w…

Started by Joyce Laverty

0 Dec 27, 2014

Saw and vibrations

To cut off parts og gourds, I'm using proxxon saw or microlux mini jig saw But i' have a problem when i want to cut and do very thin parts…

Started by Pascale Lambrechts

13 Nov 3, 2014
Reply by Pam Biagi

Woodburning Tool

I want some advice on wood burning tools. I would like to get into this technique but not sure to get a cheap tool at Michael's or Hobby Lo…

Started by Veronica Scribner

20 Oct 20, 2014
Reply by Martha Douglas

Woodburning Equipment

I am considering purchasing a woodburning tool.  It seems like there was quite some extensive discussion about the pros and cons somewhere…

Started by Nancy Amburgey

3 Aug 5, 2014
Reply by Nancy Amburgey


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