Philadelphia, PA

Rotary Tool Intensive One: Dremels Only!!
Teacher: Helen Driggs
Sunday, August 19, 2018
8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Hands on Workshop
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Pre-Registration Closed
Pricing Information
Price: $85.00
Materials Fee: $63.00
Admit it: You own a Dremel and you've never opened the box. Sound familiar? In this beginner technique class, we focus on the safe and proper use of rotary tools, and learn about the many different attachments available to grind, sand, cut, carve, polish and buff all kinds of materials, like plastics, wood, paper, and metal. Learn to troubleshoot, which attachments work for what material, and how to effectively use your rotary tool with confidence. We will spend a significant amount of time drilling, as this is the most-used technique for this class of tool. Students completing this class are welcome into and encouraged to sign up for my "Rotary Tools: Advanced Techniques" class.


  • Student Maximum: 20
  • Skill Level and Technique: Metalsmithing, Beginner
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Supply List: Hand-held electric-powered Dremel tool (or other brand) machine and parts kit; any model, PLEASE: no battery-operated models, no rechargables, no "flex-shaft" Dremels. This class is for hand-held Rotary units only. If it is a brand new (post 2014) Dremel unit, please ensure you have the proper collets for your model. Notebook and pencil, Portable bench pin or block of wood to drill into. Drill bits and collets if you have them. I encourage you to bring your mystery attachments. If we have time, you may experiment on the kit materials using them. SAFETY GOGGLES are a must.
  • Kit Contents: Instruction sheet, sheet metal and metal tubing, chopstick, lubricant, plastic buttons, wood and formica. One all-purpose drill bit and matching collet included in kit.
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