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Aaron McCain writes: Thanks Jordan for taking the time and effort to put together this tutorial on power carving. I have owned a dremel tool for about a decade, but every time I pulled it out to do something I got frustrated and threw it back into the box. It became my hacksaw, because it was really good at cutting off the ends of the bolts that secure toilet bowls to the floor. When this tutorial came along, I figured I would try again. My biggest discovery: carbide burr bits. Those things make a huge difference when it comes to moving wood! The tutorials were great at breaking the whole project into small manageable steps. Sometimes one step was all I could handle and I was glad to have a stopping point, other times I felt compelled to continue fiddling and was glad to have the next steps already laid out. This was a lot of fun. So I guess you could consider this a positive step in reversing my anti-dremel sentiment. I still could use a bit of practice and I think my painting skills could improve, but I’m pleased with the result. Now for the hardest question of all: What the heck am I going to do with a 3 inch long wooden shoe?

Thanks again,
Aaron

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com





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misslolly

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#1 posted 1349 days ago

This is one should that should be left lying around for all to see and not hidden in away with the real ones

-- wishIstillhadaclydesdaleinmyfrontyard

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TJ65

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#2 posted 1349 days ago

The only problem with this is that you didn’t shine it!!!!
Take note – more practice needed to shine shoes!!!! :-)

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 1349 days ago

very impressive

I, too, was amazed at the bits and the difference they made.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 1349 days ago

You did a really great job, Aaron! Everything is so proportional and bang-on! Congratulations!

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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hairy

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#5 posted 1349 days ago

Nobody will believe it when you tell them you made it with a hacksaw. Great shoe!

-- what a long, strange trip it's been...

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sras

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#6 posted 1349 days ago

You are now a certified dremel operator! Nice job on your shoe!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Jimthecarver

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#7 posted 1349 days ago

What to do with a 3” shoe. I bet that would fit a 3” foot!
Great looking shoe.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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Karson

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#8 posted 1349 days ago

Beautiful execution. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Bearpie

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#9 posted 1349 days ago

You did a fantastic job like everyone else did! Can we expect to see more wonderful carvings from you now that you’ve got the skill down pat? I certainly hope so.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Billinmich

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#10 posted 1349 days ago

You did an excellent job Aaron,Like you, my dremel sat in a drawer and didn’t get used much,but I think that’s going to change.

-- Bill in Mich

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JJohnston

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#11 posted 1349 days ago

Sell it to a tiny one-legged Dutchman. Kidding!!

Looks fantastic!

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 1349 days ago

great Jpb very cool

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#13 posted 1348 days ago

very nice carving and impressive results.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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terrilynne

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#14 posted 1348 days ago

Display your accomplishment proudly in the living room for all to see!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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kauffman_j

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#15 posted 1348 days ago

The only thing that differentiates the two is the shine. Awesome job on the shoe.

-- Josh in Calgary, Canada

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