I was recently given the opportunity to try the Dremel Micro 8050, and I thought it would be really fun to try engraving since it’s something I’ve never done before. I used a piece of scrap wood to create this DIY Arrow Art for the wall above my desk.
Here’s what you’ll need for this project:
- Dremel Micro 8050
- Scrap wood (any size will do). I used a 1×2, about 11″ long.
- White Craft paint
- Metallic gold marker
- Sponge brush or paint brush
- Ruler/yard stick or straight edge
First, let’s talk about this tool. Here are a few details you should know about the Dremel Micro 8050:
- It’s the most powerful and precise cordless rotary tool that Dremel has ever produced.
- It’s light and easy to handle in tight spaces, and it has tons of features that are perfect for crafters or DIYers, like soft-grip, LED front-end lighting to illuminate your projects, a docking station that continually charges, and an 8V Max Lithium-ion battery.
- It can cut, carve, engrave, sand, grind, sharpen, clean and polish; so this tool really is perfect for a huge variety of projects.
- It’s compatible with all Dremel rotary tool accessories.
First, I used my yard stick and a pencil to create my arrow. I didn’t measure, just eyeballed it and allowed the straight edge to be my guide.
Before I got started, I inserted my cutting accessory into the Dremel Micro. I chose this accessory because I wanted thin, precise lines. It also comes with an engraving cutter which would work fine for this too, depending on what look you are going for. Next, I lined up my yard stick with the lines I had already drawn, and kept it as a guide for my Dremel to ensure that my lines would be straight.
After I had engraved my arrow, I painted the whole thing with white craft paint, then went over my lines one more time with the Dremel.
I added some freehand lines at the end of my arrow, then traced each line with a metallic gold marker and colored the whole thing in.
I attached it to the wall with some picture hanging strips (you could add picture hanging hardware if you’d prefer), and it found a home on the wall above my desk in our bedroom.
The Dremel Micro is so versatile, I decided to try out the sanding attachment too. I used it to sand the edge of our antique table that we’ve been refinishing for a million years. (It’ll be finished one of these days, really!)
This tool is small but mighty and it got the job done in literally a few minutes. I was able to easily control and maneuver it.
There are so many fun possibilities for this tool. I love that it comes with so many accessories.
You can purchase the Dremel Micro 8050 online at Amazon.com or HomeDepot.com for $89 (USD). For more information about Dremel products, project ideas and problem-solving tips, visit Dremel.com.
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Disclosure: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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