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endymion
« on: March 17, 2019 01:41:21 PM »

Working on a project (wooden owl toy) and wanted to cut the pieces faster than by hand. DH has a dremel tool and says you can use one of the attachments to cut things out...



Yeah, right.

Gonna try to salvage it with some judicious sanding, but right now it is just sad. Sad and hilarious at the same time.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019 12:56:44 PM »

It doesn't look all that bad to me, as you said, some sanding will probably fix it up.  Perhaps you should have tried practicing on a few scrap pieces first, to get a feel for what the dremel can/can't do?
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019 03:41:19 PM »

Obviously, dremel cutting is not for me... believe it or not, I DID practice. But then foolishly and impatiently went ahead with it even when my practice went badly.

But yeah, I think it will sand out. I also cut wings and some other pieces, and the wings came out fine after sanding. But it took a LOT of sanding!   Cheesy

Just thought Id share! I think sometimes people have the mistaken impression that other crafters never have any disasters or failures. But everybody does! (Hopefully. Wait, maybe its just me...  Shocked)
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2019 07:58:29 AM »

That's about what any sort of wood project I attempt ends up looking like. Sanding fixes a multitude of ills though. Did you manage to smooth it out?
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2019 08:12:38 AM »

Several of the other pieces that looked similar to this one DID sand out just fine, after a whole lot of effort! I decided this piece actually needed to be a stronger/ thicker wood, so re-doing this one.
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