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Forum topic by Reaper417 posted 01-24-2019 06:19 AM 705 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-24-2019 06:19 AM

Hey Guys I’m really not sure it would be carving. I’m cutting out the stars in a wooden flag. Just going to cut into the flag a little bit. I’m looking for the best bit to use the to cut into the stars a little bit. Any suggestions would be great The bit itself would have to make a fairly straight cut. Any help would be great thanks. Dave


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#1 posted 01-24-2019 02:43 PM

when you say “Dremel” is that the only tool that you have ?
how big are the stars ?
Dremel has an assortment of flat bottom bits – I would not use
round bottom bits as you will never get a flat recess with it.
do you have something to hold the tool vertical and you can control
the depth of cut ? use a wood cutting bit – not metal cutting.

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#2 posted 01-24-2019 03:37 PM

John my stars are only about a inch from tip to tip. I saw someone using a bit like they were writing.

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#3 posted 01-24-2019 04:22 PM

It might go better if you define the star outline with a stop cut, a vertical incision to the desired depth, made with a sharp knife or chisel. Then use your Dremel to remove wood along the inner edge of the stop cut and the area of the star. Proceed carefully, if you’re carving free-hand, to make the depth even.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#4 posted 01-24-2019 05:21 PM

like Phil said – this would be a good candidate to learn Chip Carving.
after a few stars, the rest will be a piece of cake. and really set
your project apart from the generic routed wood flags.
and you only need one knife to make good looking stars.
what kind of wood are you using ???

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#5 posted 01-24-2019 10:28 PM

Yes, but it would not be a good Dremel project.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#6 posted 01-25-2019 01:44 AM

I don’t know about cutting out 50 stars. That might take sometime.
Thanks for the help…..

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#7 posted 01-28-2019 09:15 PM

Reaper417 – The task of carving 50 stars would be similar to the carving of this plate:

It may look complicated, but it is a series of repeated cuts. “A journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step, repeated again and again.”

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#8 posted 02-19-2019 04:12 AM

Wow that is sharp. That a job for me when I retire and like my wife says, develop patience…

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