Thursday, January 2, 2014

DIY Projects With a Rotary Cutter

Just a hint that I have a few spaces left in the class tonight (Terrarium Building) if you were thinking of going, you should!

On a different note, I got a rotary cutter, also known as a Dremel, for Christmas. I am more than a little excited to start playing with it. I'm pretty unfamiliar with it as of right now, so I'm trying to stick to some of the better tutorials out there while I figure out what I'm doing.

A rotary cutter can be used to cut, etch, drill, or sand almost any medium it seems. It's amazing for really detailed work on delicate surfaces including eggs, glass, stone, metal, and wood. I even saw a photo of crayons someone had carved.

Some of the interesting projects I found:

Globe PendantTutorial from Mad In Crafts

Using a rotary cutter to drill holes in two plastic bowls, Mad In Crafts shows how to make a very classy pendant lamp.

 

Spoon Pendant Tutorial from Crafster.orgCraftster shows how to easily upcycle old spoons into pendants, key chains and more.

 

Wood Etching With a Dremel from Interiors By KenzI love that this tutorial from Interiors By Kenz shows you what she was trying to do, and then when that seemed like she'd bitten off more than she could chew, what she actually made.

You may be seeing a few rotary cutting tool required projects from me in the near future. First I need to get safety goggles though.

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