Before actually using your dremel tool it is a good idea to read the safety instructions in the manual.we want to be creating something awesome and not applying band aids and dressing our wounds because we did not follow the safety instructions
be accident free
I have a little story I would like to share with you dear people.my friend decided to go down to the store to buy a dremel tool.she was so excited she could hardly wait to get it home and try it out, she rushes home, rips the box open, plugs it in and turns it on. guess what? she did not read about safety BINGO- the dremel got caught in her hair! needless to say she she ended up minus chunks of hair and a black and blue face to deal with.she did not let that discourage her so don’t let it discourage you.to this day she is still creating awesome things and you can too!
first time using the dremel
it is always best to practice on a spare piece of wood first before starting your actual project.you can get the feel of it.how it handles, try different bits and attachments to get used to it. I like the round tip carbide bits, they seem to work the best for me.there are several bits and accessories you can get. You can use the dremel tool for many things not only art.it is a multi tool.they come in very handy.using one to carve wood for the first time, start out with something basic.you won’t turn into a pro overnight it takes time and practice.it is a good feeling when you make something with your own 2 hands(and a dremel tool) it is something to be proud of.you can take it around to show it off.you can make things to give away as gifts.things are more special when you made it to give to somebody as a gift.you put your heart into it and created something special.for that person.you can also save money by making gifts yourself instead of buying them.they are more personal and save money too.you can’t go wrong there! one basic project-some examples I would like to share a basic project for the beginners to start out with.it is rather fun making it and also useful.that would be the walking stick..There
are a lot of different designs you can do. You can basically put anything you want on them I have made them with dragon flies, flowers, butterflies the list is endless, just depends on what you like.i have made several of them. I have given most of them away and sold a few.you can benefit from your art by making money selling your art.it is great you have fun making awesome things and make money at it too.you will find that as you do more art work more ideas will pop in your head of different things to create. I am always open to new ideas I have one or two of them I would like to share with you here coming up in the next few pages but first I would like to talk about my other tools.there are some other tools I use that seem to go hand in hand with the dremel tool. One of them is wood files I use them all the time. I have all the different shapes and sizes for mostly doing detail work, I have made jewelry out of elk bone using a dremel and just regular files.it is very tedious work but rewarding, you have to have a lot of patience.a grinder works well with bone but you have to wear a mask when grinding.it is not good to breath the bone dust but it makes beautiful jewelry.
My other tools
there are other tools I use besides the dremel and one of them is my wood rasps they seem to go hand in hand with the dremel tool what one can’t do the other one can have all different shapes and sizes of wood rasps they can get into the hard to reach places, they help shape the wood and my regular files help smooth it out. I also use my regular files to make elk bone jewelry.it is very tedious work you need to have a lot of patience. Using a grinder on the bone as well.you have to where a mask when using the grinder.the bone dust is not good to breath.the grinder helps shape the bone very fast.you can profit off of elk bone jewelry. People like it because it is kinda unique. I often use a lot of different things mother nature provides(she is the best artist of all).I find different kinds of rocks.it depends on what I am making.flat rocks I make tomahawks.oblong porous kinds I make pipes with.river rock I make little stone cottages and castles with mortar mix and river rocks.they make a good pond decoration.another tool that goes hand in hand is an electric wood carver.it comes in really handy. Love it as much as my dremel
the things that count
Th e most important things is number one- you and being safe while using your tools by following safety rules.number 2-having fun being creative thinking of new ideas and trying them it is very rewarding and exciting! you never know.you could wake up one morning and be another Vincent van Gogh ! I truly do believe that being artistic is a gift from god so use that gift and start creating some beautiful works of art and share it with others I hope you got something out of these paragraphs I wrote. So Let’s get moving onto some projects any questions or comments feel free to write, thank you and enjoy!