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Posted 3/15/2009 2:42:08 PM
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I am a beginner at wood crafting. i just bought the 300 series kit with a small table included in the kit. I bought the router attachment also. My question is what router bits can I use with this particular Dremel to make signs. I need all the information I can get about the different bits and I am really confused about the shank sizes.  Most bits I find are 1/2 inch. I am not sure if I can use this size shank with this Dremel.  I tried to look at the accessories on the Dremel site but it prompts me to log in with a password.  Please help!!  My purpose is to start a small sign making business.  Do I need to purchase another Dremel product or will this one work?  Please email me with any answers or help at krosendahl1@triad.rr.com.  Thanks!  Kevin
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Posted 3/16/2009 5:01:08 PM
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Hi krosendahl,

Welcome to the board. I'm sure many Message Board participants can offer you great first-hand advice, but I also wanted to direct you to a few pages on the Dremel Web site you might find helpful:

FAQs: http://www.dremel.com/en-us/CustomerService/faq/Pages/FAQ.aspx

Video of routing a name in wood: http://www.dremel.com/en-us/projectsandcommunity/VideosOfProjects/Pages/Videos.aspx?catname=Rotary%20Tool%20Projects%20-%20Hobby

You never need to supply a username and password to log into the Dremel Web site. If you're ever prompted to do so, simply "x" out and you should still be able to get where you need to go.

Good luck!

-Beth at Dremel

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Posted 3/16/2009 10:13:47 PM
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Hi Kevin, I sent you an email directly late last night thinking you were needing a fast response. As I wrote there, it was after midnight and was needing some sleep so I left for today sending you some more info on your questions. Luckily I see that Hannah has taken very good care of providing you with some very useful links.

BTW, I hope you received it since I haven´t heard from you. Enjoy your time with Dremel.

Enrique

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Posted 11/11/2009 8:03:42 PM


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MAKING SMALL SIGNS WITH THE DREMEL TOOL

The largest router bit that the DREMEL tool will take is a 1/8" shank,  1/4" wide flat-bottom cutter.  (#654)

Fear not.  You can still make small signs using your DREMEL, the router attachment, and a  small chunk of bees' wax.

First of all, prepare the wood for your sign.  (Sand, shape edges, etc)

Next, lay out your lettering using a pencil and an X-Acto knife (Knife is used to incise the edge of the letters: called a "stop cut" . )

Set up the DREMEL tool in the router attachment.  A nice bit for  mini sign carving is the #617 "box core"bit, also the #640 "v-groove".

Get a piece of s**** wood to practice on. Usually, the harder the wood means the higher the tool speed that you will need to use.

Lightly rub the bees' wax over the bit's cutting surfaces before you start. You will need to re-wax the bit  evey 2-3 minutes as you work.

If it starts scorching, let the bit cool, rewax it and carry on. Scorching means that you are pressing too hard on the tool. So lighten up.

Beeswax will come right out of the workpiece when you finally sand and clean it up.  

Hope that this helps!

Jim

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there is a DREMEL solution"

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Jim

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my husband just open his new dremel trio  the problem we are having is he was cutting  out a wooden  hand  on a 1/4 inch wood he is having trouble burning the wood is he going to fast or what  looking for someone with any suggestions and any smart wood progect advise

?bobbie
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