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Spring is a time of renewal, and the time is here for spring cleaning and home fix-ups. Even though it's a big job, Dremel can help make your seasonal upkeep a breeze. This month, take a look at the new Dremel Work Station, the perfect 3-in-1 accessory for your workbench. Looking for a big spring cleaning project? Tackle that old tattered tile and give your kitchen or bathroom a fresh face by re-grouting some of the most important rooms in your home.
FEATURED PRODUCTS AND PROJECTS
The Dremel Work Station™

Featuring an unrivaled combination of tool features, the new Dremel Work Station™ integrates three different functions into one convenient and versatile attachment, helping users focus on the project at hand. Grouping a drill press, stationary tool holder and flex shaft tool holder together, this easy-to-use work station enhances project quality and productivity while simplifying applications such as precision drilling, delicate polishing and wood carving.

With its increased adaptability, the Dremel Work Station is more than an ordinary workshop accessory – it is a 3-in-1 accessory that simplifies any project, making it the perfect solution for your at-home needs.

To learn more about the Dremel Work Station, project applications or to order the tool, visit the new Dremel web site for the Work Station product page.
ASK THE EXPERTS
Question:

I have miles of tile in my 30-year-old home and it's time to replace some of the grout. Do you have any tips and suggestions for re-grouting my kitchen and bathroom?
   ~ Ingrid H., e-mail

Answer:
While the tile in your home may be perfect, a grout change would refresh and revitalize your kitchen or bathroom. First, make sure to wear gloves, eye protection and a dust mask. Also, to protect other rooms, vents and drains from grout residue and dust, close the door and cover exposed areas with cardboard, plastic or a heavy cloth. Attach the Dremel Grout Removal Attachment and Grout Removal Bit to your Dremel rotary tool (try the Dremel 400 Series XPR or the Dremel Lithium Ion Cordless). Line the attachment up in between the two tiles where you will be removing the grout. Do not remove grout more than one-eighth of an inch below the surface of the tile. To ensure that you are comfortable and steady with the tool, start slowly using the recommended speed of 15-20,000 RPM. Place the Grout Removal Attachment between the tiles where the grout is to be removed. This will help keep the tool centered and only remove the grout. Begin removing the grout between the tiles by pulling the bit though the grout line, making sure to drag or pull the bit toward you though the grout line. If the tool is chattering in the material, try slowly increasing the speed until the chatter dissipates. Continue the process until the grout is removed. Clean the area with a vacuum cleaner, and wipe away dust and loose grout with a damp cloth. Make sure the area is completely clean and dry prior to applying new grout.
DREMEL PROJECTS AND COMMUNITY
Etched Glass Doors

As a professional artist, I've been using Dremel tools and accessories for the past 30 years. These entryway doors took approximately 10 days from start to finish. First, I drew the design in a 9x14 inch format. This drawing was done of my client's horses and the mountains in the back of their pasture. I converted the design to fit the window glass in the doors – in this case, 24” x 64”. I taped the large drawing onto the outside of the doors, and using my MultiPro High Speed Rotary Tool with a Flex Shaft and a #83702 silicon carbide grinding stone, I outlined the design on the inside of the doors.

After etching in the outline, I used a #911 aluminum oxide grinding stone to grind everything inside the outline until it was white. After that was all completed, I used #461 and #425 polishing wheels to do all the shadows, muscle tone, and valleys in the mountains. At this point I took the #83702 silicon carbide grinding stone to go over the entire project, cleaning up lines and accenting areas that need more work.
   ~ Dick Miller, Lihue, HI

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!
CALL FOR PROJECTS!

Dremel will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2007, and we are looking for Dremel users to give us a year's worth of projects — big and small — to showcase the many uses for rotary tools. Send your project ideas via e-mail to dremel@jsha.com, or via regular mail at Dremel Million Uses, c/o JSH&A, 2 TransAm Plaza Drive, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.