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Decem-Burr: 10 Creative Uses for Kutzall Burrs

Kutzall burrs are the perfect carving tools for challenging jobs. Our burrs are made with incredibly durable materials like tungsten-carbide, provide effortless and efficiently smooth carves, leave behind a beautiful surface finish, and are designed to resist loading. With a Kutzall Burr, you spend more time creating and less time maintaining.

Since it's December, we figured it's the perfect month to elaborate on our burrs. You see, Dece is latin for 10 and then there's the obvious "ber"= "burr" pun! 

  • The BN-34, 1/4" Ball Nose Burr is perfect for free floating a barrel on a gun stock to improve accuracy
  • The T-18-E, 1/8" Taper Burr makes tracing text on a wooden sign a quick effort with "pencil-tip-like" precision
  • 1/4" Taper and Flame Burrs are perfect for carving scale and feather textures into wooden duck and fish sculptures
  • Hollow Log Tree Carvers will find the 1/4" Flame and Sphere Burrs incredibly useful at removing material and carving intricacies on their log sculptures. 
  • Course Ball Nose and Flame Burrs in both 1/4" and 1/8" shaft diameters are a must have tools for Ice Carvers
  • If you're looking to notch out a section in drywall, try using the Rotor Saw Burr for efficient, smooth and controlled cuts.
  • 1/4" Dovetail Burrs are good for carving fur texture on animal sculptures
  • No matter your medium, Cylinder Burrs are perfect for removing serious amounts of material and leaving behind a level, uniform surface. Fish Carvers will find this tool incredibly useful on fins.
  • 1/8" Flame Burrs with a fine coating are perfect for stipple engravings on glass.

We hope that this list has given you some creative ideas on how to use your Kutzall Burrs. If you have another creative use for your Kutzall Burrs, we'd love to hear about it; share it with us in the comments below or on our Facebook page! If you're looking to expand your burr collection, shop our complete line of rotary carving burrs today


2 Responses

michael b. wilkins
michael b. wilkins

December 23, 2015

I use a flame bur and a round bur for gouging out the bore on branch flutes they are perfect for the job easy to clean out and so far have never choked up,
excellent tools for this and many more jobs.

Sheri Tharp
Sheri Tharp

December 23, 2015

I insert various burrs in handles using them like rifler rasps to get into hard to reach spots on hand carving.

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