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Are you a tool junkie? Do you like cutting stuff up? Well this Dremel® Moto-Saw giveaway is one you will definitely want to enter! Simply fill in the blank in the blank,
“I would love to make ___________with my Dremel® Moto-Saw.”
Leave your comment by July 20th, 2013 and this spiffy new Dremel® Moto-Saw could be yours!
(Open to U.S. residents only please)
I can personally attest to its awesomeness as I got one from Dremel to test-drive and being the recycled crafter that I am I thought I’d see how well the Dremel® Moto-Saw did with cutting books. (I love to alter books.) Can I just say it ROCKED!
Over at Craftside we have these fun MakeReady journals. They are made from the recycled print runs from when the books are printed. We give them away at shows and events. I am regularly looking for fun ways to make signage for our booths and video sets so I thought I’d try cutting out the letters from the MakeReady journals with the Dremel® Moto-Saw that spell out Craftside.
First I cut out scrap paper the size of the books so I could sketch the letters out keeping part of the spine intact.
All the MakeReady journals are a bit different since the printing is the recycled pages of the books so I took into consideration the color of the printing.
All the images on the covers are different so I traced the letters onto tracing paper so I could see that the best images would remain in the letters.
Then the cutting began! It went so smoothly! My one tip is when cutting the edge of the books where the curve is very slight start there and end on cuts that are more perpendicular to the edge. I did one cut where the cut was slight off the edge and the book frayed a bit. The cut is fabulous when you start at a slight edge just not ending with it.
To make the inner cuts I drilled a hole big enough to thread the blade in. I happen to have a Dremel rotary tool and can I just say I bought this about 25 years ago when I was in college and it’s still going strong. I did replace one inner part a few years back but the awesome Dremel customer service guy actually sent me 2 spare parts for free!
I slipped the blade through the hole in the book and replaced the blade in the Dremel® Moto-Saw.
And then simply did the inner cuts of the R, D and A letters
Pretty smooth cut, don’t cha think?
Well, I hope you like my fun Book Letter Cutting Tutorial and good luck to all who enter to win the Dremel® Moto-Saw!
You can get even more inspiration over at Dremel Inspirations.
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