So, I've been turning bowls and hollow forms for a while and have begun carving them to add that next level of creativity, challenge, detail, etc. The traditional carving I have been doing has been fun, but I think I'd like to add power carving to the mix. I've looked at some of the power carvers/grinders by Proxxon, Arbortech, Foredom, Weecher, Dremel, NSK Presto, King Arther, Living Art, etc.etc.etc... Anyway, I'm leaning towards a 2" mini grinder for quick stock removal, and some sort of small flexible shaft or air powered carving tool for piercings and fine details. There are a lot of choices out there. So, 3 questions;
1)What's your favorite mini grinder (around 2")?
2)What's your favorite 1/8" collet or smaller power carver?
3) Do you prefer air (dental style), or electric motor for the power carver?
Thanks for your input!!
(I posted this on the turners forum as well)