How would YOU go about carving a hole into wood to set a stone. Such as in jewelry making?
A dremel with a router base in it, and the dremel router bit.
Ive used the combination to do a lot of routing that was simply too small for my standard sized plunge router
Not amazing, but its real handy once in a while
for reference, drill bits don't cut laterally.
have you ever used that piece of shit? god that fucking thing. FUCK THAT THING. DOES NOT WORK/11 fuck dremel in general.
Coping saw, handdrill some sand paper. and epoxy. its 2015+1, and you're setting a cheap ass rock into wood.
I switched over to a flex shaft and independent motor that hangs off a post. the type you would see gun engravers use a lot, or glass engravers. legit its like the same price as a high end dremel, with 10x the torque and does any fine detail work you'd use a dremel for. oh and I forgot, BRUSHLESS.
What does a flex shaft rotary tool have to do with the dremel router base?
Ive used the living shit out of it actually, its the best attachment that dremel makes.
How are you going to cut accurate grooves like a mini router with a flex shaft?
Also those chinese Foredom knockoffs are shit, they dont last any longer than a Dremel does.
I'd use the CNC router from work if I wanted it neat and perfect.
At home I'd use a knife and some wood carving tools for that handmade look..
A dremel if I was in a hurry.
2 parts and join them around the stone is how ive seen it, after stain and sanding you cant tell. I alwayd thought id be cool to gouge a tree limb and put a crystal in it then tape it up so it grows around it. Not sure if itd work or how long it would take
If you're going to be doing a lot of cavity routing with a rotary tool, and are not impressed by the plastic dremel router base, you might want to consider investing in an aftermarket base (pic related). I do a lot of fine inlay work, and the Stewart Macdonald base is the best one I've used. Not super cheap though, but you get what you pay for.
I get buying something like this.. But srsly.. I hope they arent more then 50 dollars.. Because you can make your own so easily. Even put in a little bubble level ontop.. The most advanced tool you would need is a drillpress and a tap and die set.. The rest is hardware store level stuff..