Rotary Tools for Modelling

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Hi all, I need some guidance, I have a new Dremel and I would like to use it you cut and sand (remove details) during the build.
What do others do and what rotary toolsets do you all recommend?
 

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Several arbors for cutting discs & sanding/polishing barrels. Specific disc designed for cutting plastics & carborundum discs for metal. PaulE
 

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Don't laugh. But here is a very chesp drill/polisher - designed and sold for polishing fingernails!

what I like is that it is battery power,so I can use it in the lounge and not upset the rest of the family, the down side is that Dremel bits are a very tight fit, but on the whole not bad for under a fiver.

Peter

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That looks a good altenative Peter.Dremel makes so much noise and mess when im forced to machine resin bits in our small flat.
Rich
 

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Don't laugh. But here is a very chesp drill/polisher - designed and sold for polishing fingernails!

what I like is that it is battery power,so I can use it in the lounge and not upset the rest of the family, the down side is that Dremel bits are a very tight fit, but on the whole not bad for under a fiver.

Peter

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My daughter is a nail art specialist and I can tell thee, nail tools are the best. Plastic is very close in behaviour to keratin at room temperature. All my sanding, filing, cutting tools are nail tools. Another advantage is that an identical pair of podiatry snips are about a fifth of the price compared to when they're called "model-maker's snips".
 

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My daughter is a nail art specialist and I can tell thee, nail tools are the best. Plastic is very close in behaviour to keratin at room temperature. All my sanding, filing, cutting tools are nail tools. Another advantage is that an identical pair of podiatry snips are about a fifth of the price compared to when they're called "model-maker's snips".
OK MR Conkers each to his own if that what you like an they do a good job an when are we gonna see more of the cutty sark build that you was doin ?
chris
 

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My daughter is a nail art specialist and I can tell thee, nail tools are the best. Plastic is very close in behaviour to keratin at room temperature. All my sanding, filing, cutting tools are nail tools. Another advantage is that an identical pair of podiatry snips are about a fifth of the price compared to when they're called "model-maker's snips".
Thanks for that Andrew, like a lot of tools if they say it's for a certain hobby the price skyrockets.I'll have a look at podiatry snips.
 

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My daughter is a nail art specialist and I can tell thee, nail tools are the best. Plastic is very close in behaviour to keratin at room temperature. All my sanding, filing, cutting tools are nail tools. Another advantage is that an identical pair of podiatry snips are about a fifth of the price compared to when they're called "model-maker's snips".
Nice to read that I'm not the only one to have discovered nail art tools.
Peter
 

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OK MR Conkers each to his own if that what you like an they do a good job an when are we gonna see more of the cutty sark build that you was doin ?
chris
I'm on it. Hopefully a dust and clean this weekend and we'll see where we are.
 

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Don't laugh. But here is a very chesp drill/polisher - designed and sold for polishing fingernails!

what I like is that it is battery power,so I can use it in the lounge and not upset the rest of the family, the down side is that Dremel bits are a very tight fit, but on the whole not bad for under a fiver.

Peter

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Ive got the exact same thing peter , works brilliantly . I put the battery in the wrong way round so it goes clockwise and i can use my micro drill bits in it . Its so much better than dremel type motor tools , as most of them dont go slow enough not to melt the plastic . Even this though can make a mess if youre not careful. Like yourself and Andrew ( bobbyconkers) I use a lot of stuff thats meant for doing nails . All my wet and dry sanding sticks are nail files and cuticle nippers , push sticks, dotting pens , lining brushes , caviar balls and nail art gems all feature regularly on my bench ! Cheers tony
 

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Ive got the exact same thing peter , works brilliantly . I put the battery in the wrong way round so it goes clockwise and i can use my micro drill bits in it . Its so much better than dremel type motor tools , as most of them dont go slow enough not to melt the plastic . Even this though can make a mess if youre not careful. Like yourself and Andrew ( bobbyconkers) I use a lot of stuff thats meant for doing nails . All my wet and dry sanding sticks are nail files and cuticle nippers , push sticks, dotting pens , lining brushes , caviar balls and nail art gems all feature regularly on my bench ! Cheers tony
Oh yes, push sticks! Stirrers, dabbers, pokers, dibblers, clamp guards, liner uppers! My box of tricks is full of them.

I have a dotting pen with a head the size of a golf ball made of pure superglue as well!
 

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Yes I can often be seen in Boots around the face & hand women's department. A whole host of great items usable for model making.

Great throw away paint brushes.

Not found a use for lipstick yet :flushed:

Laurie
 

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"Bobby Conkers"...... Awesome Name......and even better Avatar,(The Baddie/Goodie from Blake 7 i believe?!!)
Main thing to remember with the mains powered "Dremel" type machine,is that the varying speed settings can be seriously fast,hence Burning/melting of plastic can be a result! :surprised:
I always prefer the meticulous,(and SLOW :dizzy:!!),patient,use of hand files and scalpel blades!
HOWEVER,when needs must,i have,and use the "Parkside " battery operated tool,just as good as the Dremel,(IMHO),a LOT cheaper,and battery operated,hence,(With the lower voltage),much more user friendly and less destructive!!:thumb2:
Hope that helps,
Andy
 

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"Bobby Conkers"...... Awesome Name......and even better Avatar,(The Baddie/Goodie from Blake 7 i believe?!!)
'Tis my pen name.

And yes, that's Avon, always a hero (or anti-hero) of mine. I yearn to find a decent model to make of The Liberator, but they're not of standard. A thing of beauty though.

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Down and safe. Derail over.
 

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Actually, looking at it, kitbashing a bottle of Fairy and three Fleshlights would do it...
 
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