When it comes to carving, having the right tools can make all the difference. One tool in particular that can come in handy for a variety of cuts is the cylinder. With its ability to cut flat areas, round edges, and make stop cuts and V-cuts, the cylinder can be a versatile tool in the hands of a skilled carver.
Notably, the tiny cylinder can create a cut similar to that of a knife or straight chisel, offering a similar precision. To make V-cuts, it's important to hold the tool at an angle and utilize the top corner to achieve the desired results.
When it comes to woodworking, durability is key. Thankfully, there are options out there for long-lasting bits, nearly as durable as carbide-point bits. These bits can easily produce a smooth surface on woods of all types, and are available in both fluted and cross-cut styles.
For those who enjoy carving, larger bits with ¼”-diameter shafts are useful for roughing out initial shapes, while smaller bits can add intricate details to the finished product.
The versatility of these bits is unmatched, as they can be used to cut wood, acrylic, plaster, and even fiberglass. Invest in these high-durability bits for a tool that will last you through many woodworking projects to come.
For those who work with cylinders regularly, these burs are the most useful for getting the most out of this handy tool.
Tiny Short Cylinder Carbide Bur Specifications
- This is a Tiny Short Cylinder Carbide Bur with a diamond cut.
- The Tiny Short Cylinder Carbide Bur has a head width of 1.8mm and a head length of 11.0mm.
- The shank is 3 /32 and the total length of the burr including the shank is 38.26mm
Maintaining your burs is essential to ensure they remain sharp, efficient and work optimally. One of the easiest things you can do to maintain your burs is to store them safely in a holder or box.
This prevents them from knocking into one another and becoming damaged. When using your burs, apply just enough pressure to get the job done without burning the bits. Overheating them can cause them to become brittle and snap.
Cleaning your carbide-point bits with a brass brush will prevent them from clogging, while a wet white whetstick can be used to clean diamond bits. A neoprene rubber bar works wonders in removing dust from ruby bits, stones, and sanding discs.
Lastly, a diamond hone or dressing stone can reshape and clean stones for optimal performance. With a little care and attention, your burs will last longer and perform better, saving you time and money in the long run.