I really really want to learn how to use power tools.
Only one problem – I’m scared. So very scared of power tools. I’ve sort of mastered the drill. (Sort of.)
Which is a big step since the last time I used a drill, the toilet paper holder didn’t quite stay on the wall. (I found this photo way back in the archives from 2008 and couldn’t resist.)
Now, I’m moving on to the wonders of the Dremel Micro 8050. And guys, I think this is the start of a long term understanding and friendship.
Ryan and I spent 45 minutes in the Dremel tools aisle at Menards marveling over everything I could do.
I could cut. I could carve. I could engrave. I could sand. I could grind. I could sharpen. I could clean. I could polish.
I could even exfoliate my face (Kidding on that last one. Although that could be cool, am I right?)
There are so many ways to use this little tool and it is super light and nimble for detailed projects. It also has a soft grip, LED front-end lighting to illuminate projects, a docking station that continually charges, and an 8V Max Lithium-ion battery. I love this little guy.
I started simple – I wanted to make a wooden sign for our porch in my own cursive. So, I started practicing on a scrap piece of wood. When I moved to my “real” sign board, I simply used a small carving accessory to outline my words. (I could have started by penciling the word, but I didn’t because I’m bad to the bone.
After I was happy with the word, I turned to a sanding accessory, which allowed me to get into the groove a little deeper and sand and smooth the edges. I was shocked at how well it went and how easy the Dremel Micro was to handle. I just played with it outside for about 20 minutes and I had a sign that I actually liked.
It’s not perfect, but neither am I. And it looks pretty sweet on my door hanging with my burlap wreath.
I felt so
arrogant confident that I’m planning to try my hand at carving our names onto a stone next. Wish me luck.
About Dremel and the Dremel Micro 8050
Dremel offers a full line of versatile tool systems that provide the perfect solution for almost any craft, hobby or DIY project. The Micro 8050 is the most “brilliantly powerful” and precise cordless rotary tool that Dremel has ever produced. It’s fully compatible with all Dremel rotary tool accessories and available online at Amazon and Home Depot for $89.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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