Sources of Supply
Sanding Discs- For high speed sanding with Velcro–backed sanding discs I use discs from:
(I use their Rhynogrip Discs)
These are not the cheapest around but they last longer than any others I have tried, especially for high speed sanding. Now available as sheets (to cut your own discs) at a big discount.
Pneumatic Carving Tools- The reciprocating air tools are from:
Trow & Holden
I use the “Barre Short Stroke Pneumatic Carving Tool: Type B” in both the 3/4” size & the Bantam size.
Surplus Vacuum Pumps- this catalog usually has at least one vacuum pump suitable for
turning. I like a rotary vane vacuum pump with at least 4 CFM at 0 PSI.
1015 West “O” Street
Structured Carbide Sanding Drums and Carbide Burs
Carvers Supply Inc.,
Carving tools – for hand & power carving; good selection of burs, hand & power carving tools
Mountain Heritage Crafters- www.mhc-online.com
Foam for vacuum chucks etc.- “Foamies” from Michael’s Art
Supply stores. Also found as
“Playfoam” or “Fun Foam” – kids use it to cut out animal shapes
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