For DIY enthusiasts, the Dremel is one of the dream tools to include in the toolbox. Although the idea behind the Dremel is simple, it is actually a very powerful tool that can be used for a wide variety of wood projects. Here’s how you can use the Dremel for woodworking projects.
Read up on the manual. The first step in order for you to be able to make the most out of your Dremel is to read up on the manual. Remember that the Dremel is actually a brand name and is a relatively new type of tool. As such, not everyone will know how to use it. However, since the Dremel is highly intuitive you will easily be able to learn the basics once you read the manual. A lot of people will actually be able to figure out how to use the Dremel just by tinkering with the device, but for safety purposes you should read up on the manual as well.
Networking. Once you know the basics of the Dremel, expand your network. There are a number of local and online based Dremel woodworking groups that can help you get ideas on what to do next with your Dremel. There are instructions on how to create fancy boxes, ornaments, et cetera using the Dremel. There are also wood working magazines that you can subscribe to in order to get ideas on where to use your Dremel. Also join online work groups focused on wood as the medium and Dremel as the tool. A network will not only inspire you to create products out of your Dremel tool, but will also help you in case you find yourself with Dremel problems.
Toys. You can also use the Dremel to create simple toys for your children. Download an instruction sheet and use blocks of wood and a Dremel to create basic toys such as building blocks that have been decorated with the use of Dremel, or even toy robots. Just be sure to start with simple projects first. As you learn more and as you gain more experience, you will be able to move on to more complex wooden toys such as robots and even dollhouses.
Birdhouses. Another easy project that you can do with your Dremel is the birdhouse. You will only need several sheets or panels of wood, nails, a saw, and a Dremel. Use the Dremel to create the opening for the birdhouse, as well as to create intricate designs that will not only attract birds but human admirers as well.
Sculpting. Want to express your artistic side? With a piece of wood and your Dremel tool, you can actually make sculptures. Pinewood can be used for sculpting because it is soft enough for beginners to carve through. To sculpt, simply draw on paper and transfer the drawings on your wood blocks, and then use a Dremel to carve out the drawing. Use sandpaper to soften the edges afterwards.
With a Dremel, you have hundreds of woodwork projects to explore. These steps should give you ideas about what projects you can carry out with a Dremel.