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About the Issue
In this last issue of 2012, the Dremel® brand is closing out the year with some exciting product news to help bring in 2013. We’ll also introduce you to a very talented woodworker and artist who has a few tips for beginners, and share some last-minute, handmade holiday gift ideas. Speaking of the holidays, from all of us at Dremel, we wish you and yours a very happy holiday season. We’re grateful for each and every one of you and your continued support.

Table of Contents 1   Sneak Peek
Dremel 4200 High-Performance Rotary Tool with EZ Change™
  Table of Contents 4   Dremel Derby Days
Get Ready for Derby Days 2013!
       
Table of Contents 2 Feature Story
Meet Floyd McKenney – Artist, Woodworker, Carver
Table of Contents 5 Promotions/Giveaways
Dremel 3000 Kit
       
Table of Contents 3 Featured Project
Last-Minute, Hand-Made Holiday Gifts

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Sneak Peek
Dremel 4200

Dremel 4200 High-Performance Rotary Tool

It’s Finally Here! Introducing the Dremel 4200 High-Performance Rotary Tool with EZ Change™

Are you ready to bench your rotary wrench for good? It’s one of the biggest frustrations we hear from rotary tool users. Frustration over the time lost working on their projects when they have to stop and search for a wrench to change accessories. Now, users will have more time when tackling hands-on projects with the new Dremel 4200 High-Performance Rotary Tool with EZ Change. Unlike other rotary tools, which require a wrench to switch accessories, the Dremel 4200 completely eliminates the need for a wrench, with its fully integrated, patented quick-change mechanism to make accessory changes faster and easier than any other rotary tools.

Key Features:
  • EZ Change mechanism has two levers that, when pulled back, allow for quick and easy accessory changes.
  • High-performance motor and variable speed (5,000–35,000 RPM) for accessory versatility and precise tool control.
  • Available in the highest-value rotary tool kit available including six attachments and 40 Dremel accessories.

Click here to learn more. Be sure to stay tuned next month for a chance to win a Dremel 4200 through the e-newsletter and on the Dremel Facebook page. If you’re not yet a fan of Dremel on Facebook, now would be a good time to “Like” us so you don’t miss out on a chance to enter!

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Feature Story
Meet Floyd McKenney – Artist, Woodworker, Carver

Floyd's Horse Carving


Floyd McKenney

Floyd McKenney and his horse carving.

Floyd McKenney, of Oregon, is a self-taught artist, woodworker and stone carver who creates incredibly detailed carving and etching designs on a variety of materials, including wood, leather and stone.

For more than 20 years, Floyd has used a Dremel 395 and 3000 rotary tools with the Flex Shaft attachment to carve intricate designs into a variety of materials, including wood, stone, leather and glass. He uses a variety of tools to achieve his designs—including knives, files, and sand paper—but says his Dremel is a must.

“It’s so handy for my glass engraving, gunstock carving, stone cutting—pretty much everything—and speeds up my work.”

Of carving, Floyd feels anybody can do it. He started when he was seven years old, and still has a horse and a fish that he carved during his childhood. Over the years, he has trained himself to create more realistic carvings.

“If you look at something long enough and try hard enough, anyone can learn to etch and carve,” said Floyd. “Don’t give up, just because something doesn’t look good. If you love something, keep at it.”

If you’ve been toying with the idea of using your Dremel rotary tool for carving and etching designs into wood, stone or other materials, here are two tips from Floyd:
  • Tip 1: Start With Wood. Wood is typically easy to find, cheap to buy, and somewhat forgiving. When first learning to carve, a sturdy limb or old stump can be a canvas. If a piece breaks, standard wood glue can be used to fix the piece. Balsa is a soft wood that’s good for beginners, but as you gain experience, hardwoods like oak are best, as you can get more and finer detail.
  • Tip 2: Master the Relief. This technique involves chiseling away the background of a design—in essence, you start with a picture and work away the wood. This is less challenging than carving statues and other standalone figures, and is a great way to gain confidence when just getting started.
Our thanks to Floyd for sharing his art and experiences with the Dremel community! Check out this month’s giveaway for your chance to win a Dremel 3000, perfect for wood carving, stone cutting, glass etching and more!

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Featured Project
Last-Minute, Hand-Made Holiday Gifts

If you’re having a hard time finding that perfect present for the hard-to-buy-for on your holiday list, we recommend getting creative with these easy-to-personalize, handmade gifts. These projects are as fun to make as they are to receive!

Etched Mirror Project Etched Mirror: Give this mirror as a personalized gift that will brighten up any space, using a Dremel rotary tool and these creative design templates.
Bag Toss Project Bag Toss Game: Customize this popular bag toss game with the recipient’s favorite sports team name, mascot or colors. They’ll be itching for springtime to challenge you to a game!


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Dremel Derby Days
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Get Ready for Derby Days 2013!

It’s time to start planning for your 2013 pinewood derby car! The Dremel brand has again teamed up with Lowe’s to host in-store demonstrations to help families build the ultimate pinewood derby racecar. Our 2013 clinics will be held at your local Lowe’s retail store on January 5, January 19, February 2, and February 16. Mark your calendar! For more information, please visit www.DremelDerby.com.

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Promotions/Giveaways
2012 Dremel Product Registration Sweepstakes – Last Chance!

Dremel 3000

Dremel 3000

Did you know it can pay to register your Dremel product? Just ask Robert Roberts of New Hampshire and Joanne D’Amico of California, who won a Dremel product package valued at $500 in the 2011 Dremel Product Registration Sweepstakes. Protect your investment in Dremel tools. Simply click here to register your tools and you’ll automatically be entered into this year’s sweepstakes.

The 2012 Dremel Product Registration Sweepstakes and eNewsletter giveaway is open to U.S. consumers only.


November Giveaway Winners

The 5 winners of November’s giveaway who will receive a Dremel Multi-Max MM20 are Laura Steiner, Northville, MI; Linda Eddy, Fort Myers, FL; Bruce Frumoff, Lake Worth, FL; Oren Kanner, New Haven, CT; and Jim Bostic, Fredericktown, OH.

Thanks to all who submitted entries and congratulations to our November winners!


December Giveaway: Dremel 3000 Kit

To celebrate the arrival of 2013, we are giving away a Dremel 3000 rotary tool kit. To enter to win, send us an email and tell us about your DIY & hobby New Year’s resolution! With your message, include your name, shipping address (no P.O. boxes) and home phone number in the body of an email, with “Dremel 3000 Kit” in the subject line. We’ll pick five winners at random and announce them in the January newsletter!

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