9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know a Dremel Drill Could Do

published Apr 29, 2017
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Power tools can be intimidating, we get it. If you’re interested in getting into the world of power tools but aren’t sure where to start, let us introduce you to the perfect gateway tool: the Dremel drill. This popular multifunctional rotary tool may look like a miniature electric drill, but by switching out the attachments, it can do everything from carving wood to etching glass. Start with one of these beginner projects, and you’ll probably discover you’re a power-tool pro.

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If you love the look of etched glass but don’t like to bring harsh chemicals into your home (think about it, etching cream is capable of eating away at the surface of glass), you can use a multifunctional tool to get the same effect. The German blog Nur Noch carved the design above using the engraving tip on a multifunctional tool.

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After you’ve removed the labels from those old glass jars you’ve been collecting, take a cue from Akamatra and etch them with geometric designs.

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If you’re ready to up the intensity of your Easter egg decorating this year, opt for a modern pattern punched and slashed using various multifunctional tool attachments, as Zwo: Ste did to craft the pieces of art, above.

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Gabby from Design Mom put a $20 Dremel tool to work customizing an assortment of wooden spoons and spatula. This technique can be used to embellish a set you already own, or decorate some new ones to give as a gift.

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For wearable nature-inspired style, drill through tiny beach stones to make an elegant necklace, or choose large ones to craft a statement piece. See both styles on Jenny Hoople‘s how-to.

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As unbelievable as it may sound, the gorgeous wooden pie server above was made entirely from a block of wood and a Dremel rotary tool. The tutorial has the lowdown on all the special attachments you’ll need.

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During the holidays, this multifunctional tool really shines, and can even carve intricate designs into a Funkin. Visit Mad in Crafts to learn which attachments she used to craft the beauty above.

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Naturally glitzy geodes gilded with metallic paint become glam homes for easy-to-care-for air plants. Find the step-by-step instructions on Tinsel and Trim.

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A linocutter tool is typically used to make wood block stamps, but the storm cloud from the Krrb blog, above, was created with a rotary tool.