At Middletown’s Annual Woodcarving Show this week end I’ll moderate a one-hour Talk/Discussion (SEM) on the subject: “Intro to Power Bird Carving”. In preparation, I referred to & copied this blog’s page on “Glossery of Words & Terms”to wit: “Power-Carving” : Traditional woodcarving utilizes conventional hand tools; i.e: knives, gouges, chisles, rifflers, etc. Contrary to popular impressions, so does “Power-Carving”! However; power-carving utilizes a variety of electrical power tools to do a wide assortment of tasks in the removal, sanding and cutting of wood. Power-Tools arguably, can remove wood faster and can create detail on your carving in a manner that can make the various tasks easier. A “fast” knife” carver can possibly carve faster than a “slow” power carver and vice-versa; that’s not the point.” Then, I referred further in this same blog, to my page on “Basic Power Tools That I Use” and copied this current list:
*Basic Power Tools That I Use
There are many other versions and brands of tools that I would also like. I’m only referring here to “my tools” listed in the approximate order of their usefulness.

1. Jet 14″ Wood Cutting Bandsaw with 6″ Riser Block & assorted width blades.

2. Foredom Flexible Shaft Grinder with 3 Collets and assorted cutting/grinding bits.

3. Foredom Micro-Motor Grinder with Adaptor and assorted cutting/grinding bits.

4. Colwood Detailer Woodburner with Replaceable-Bits Handpiece and assorted burning tips.

5. Laptop Dust Collector, sitting on an early model aluminum “walker” sans the wheels.

6. Assorted knives, gouges, scalpels, rifflers, etc.

7. Optivisor magnification glasses.

8. Personal Light Source

9. Proxxon Pen Sander w/full-sized Adapter and assorted attachments

10. Dust Mask, Sand/Swiss paper, coffee mug, leather apron, First Aid Kit, my tunes, a few carving buddies and a sense of humor. Sweet!

11. More to come…eventually!

I think this data provides plenty of grist for the mill.

Happy birding and carving, Bill