Hey, you’ve all seen Ryan’s stream on the foredom. I wanted to add to the conversation by saying that:
- The foredom is awesome. Get one.
- The chisel handle/set is awesome. Get one.
and most importantly:
- You may all have seen around those bits that are very expensive bonsai nibblers from Europe (like the one in the image below). I got one in the past with a 1/8" shank. It is an indispensable bit when you need to chew a lot of wood. Like hollowing a branch for example.
Well I wanted something like this for the 1/4" shank so that I can work on bigger projects. This bit is very expensive (for example the one on the image above for a 1/4" shank costs about 80 USD at Harry Harrington’s online shop). I decided to take my chances and try a 1/4" shank CNC Router Bit for Spoilboard Surfacing from amazon for 14 USD. The verdict is that it works just fine. I don’t know how long it will last but I have no reason to imagine that it will last any less than the ‘for-bonsai’ labelled one. There a big variety of CNC spoilboard surfacing bits here is the link of the specific one I got.