|The nibbler as received, with tools for replacing the carbide tips when they eventually dull.|
|Close-up of the Nibbler's head with three cutting surfaces.|
|The two wounds before carving.|
|In just a couple of minutes the Nibbler had nibbled a hollow right through one hole to the next.|
|Tool marks improved by blow torching. I think this will need repeating when the heartwood has dried out.|
|Carving finished for now. Still a very long way to go with this material which I plan to style in the fukinagashi form.|
The Nibbler coped equally well with both live and dead wood and made short of the task. The cuts were then tidied with a Termite burr from Kaisen Bonsai before finishing with a blowtorch.
I was very pleased with the Nibbler and would highly recommend it for bonsai carving. It comes in both 6mm shaft for Makita type tools and 3.2mm for smaller Dremel type tools. In fact, I may just have to order the 3.2mm as well and see how that fares!