Intro to Wood Carving with Micromotor Flexshaft (03/12/2022)

Intro to Wood Carving with Micromotor Flexshaft (03/12/2022)

March 12, 2022, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Intro to Wood Carving with a Flexshaft Micromotor
with Ellen Starr
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Saturday March 12, 1-4pm
Ages 14+ 

COVID-19 Policy: The Paramount Center for the Arts strongly recommends masks for all patrons, visitors, class participants, artists, staff and volunteers. Visit paramountarts.org/communityhealthfirst/ for more details.

Be the one of the first at the Paramount to explore a variety wood carving techniques using a micro carver, in this class new to the Paramount Studios! Wood artist Ellen Starr will introduce an assortment of tools, basic cuts and sanding techniques used to successfully and safely work with a micromotor. Ellen will also demonstrate a variety of texturing and detailing options throughout the workshop. Join us!

Materials and Tools List:
 Please bring the following (required) items with you to class-  1.    A Power carving tool – Micromotor or a Foredom or Dremel with a flexshaft, and speed control. 

  1. 3/32″ and 1/8″ collet for bits.  

I will be working with a MICRO-PRO CHAMPION carver – there are cheaper brands of Micromotor carvers available online.
Micro-PRO by Mastercarver 46,000 RPM Detail Carver for Piercing & Carving

  1. Burs as listed below:(Burs can be purchased at various places, I’ve included the following links to show what the burs look like for your reference.)  

German invert pear stump bur

Sabuur Tooth bullnose fine yellow bur

Cylinder stump burs
Single pack of 6

Optional: great value for additional bur shapes: 30 MINI STUMP BURR SET

Various carbide bits can also be used, I will have some on hand for you to try.

Inverted Cone Bur

Diamond bur set – example:

Radial sanding discs – 1″ 80 grit (a variety of grits can be used for finer sanding – kits are available)
Swpeet 66Pcs 1 Inch 6 Mixed Grit 80/120/220/400/600/1000 Radial Bristle Disc Abrasive Brush Gap Polishing Pad Buffing Wheel Assortment Kit with 1/8″ Shank for Rotary Tools Cleaning Finishing Deburring

March 12, 2022, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Paramount Technical Site

248 33rd Avenue SouthWaite Park, MN 56387United States

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