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The heat is on as the dog days of summer linger on.  From the hottest outdoor projects to cool indoor DIY home repairs, Dremel helps you tackle any job no matter the temperature.
The Dremel Stylus

By now, you've heard about the Dremel Stylus, and perhaps already put it to use.  Did you know that the Stylus might just be the handiest tool in your home?  We've seen it in action and found it great for quick-fixes around the house, including:
  • Hanging picture shelves
  • Cleaning build-up around bathroom faucets
  • Polishing tarnished silverware
  • Engraving high-tech products for added security
Click here to see the latest Dremel projects. New applications are continuously showcased for indoor, outdoor and crafting projects.

I have a chain saw that is dull and old.  Is there anyway a Dremel can help bring it new life so I don't have to buy a new one?
   ~ Russell Maxwell, via e-mail

Sharpening chain saw blades isn't always an easy task.  Dremel offers the 1453 Chain Saw Sharpening Attachment to help. The Chain Saw Sharpening Attachment includes three different sharpening stone sizes to fit most blades – the #453, #454 and #455. Ideal for sharpening quickly and easily, this attachment can be used with nearly any standard Dremel Rotary Tool. Consider using the Dremel 10.8V Lithium-ion Cordless Rotary Tool to sharpen chain saw blades. It is ideal for use with the Dremel Chain Saw Sharpening Attachment because it allows sharpening of chain saw blades in remote locations away from electric power.
Detailed Mayan Art

I've always had a love for pre-Hispanic art, particularly the Mayan Jaguar god, or Balam in Mayan. This piece is a copy from the original that is found in Yucatan, Mexico.

I used an average Pine board. The design was carefully traced over and carving done with my faithful and hard working Multi-Pro Dremel Rotary Tool.

Right after tracing the design, "line work" was done using a #9902 Tungsten Carbide Cutter. I wanted fine thin lines due to the "baroque" style used in classical Mayan art.

The depth in the design was the next step, requiring slow careful carving in small and intricate spaces. This was achieved using Structured Tooth Carbide Cutters (almost all of them!), but I mainly used  #9931, #9933, #9934 and #9935, and Engraving Cutters for those small difficult spaces (#105, #108).

Finally, it was all done. I left it in wood with only a light cover of transparent acrylic enamel, then made a silicon mold of it, from which resin copies were made and given as gifts for my friends and family. To finish, I painted it with a black oil paint and gold acrylic enamel. Then I coated it with a final transparent cover coat for a glossy finish and protection.

I chose to keep the finished project small (11x11 inches) so it could be framed or hung on a wall.

~ Victor Vite, Mexico

Have a project that showcases the control and flexibility of your Dremel tool? Want to show off your handiwork? E-mail a digital image of your project and a brief summary of how you made the piece (250 word maximum, please!). If we select your project to showcase, we'll send you the new Dremel Stylus!


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