Dremeling straight lines?
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Dremeling straight lines?

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Is this possible? I am trying to do a custom Revoltech Transformers Kup and I need to add some nice robotic and straight lines. As there a way to do this beyond having an insane amount of artistic skill?

Posted by StBrianofMinneapolis
on Sunday, November 7, 2010
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StBrianofMinneapolis -
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Cool, thanks for the ideas. I should have mentioned that dremeling isn't the only method I am interested in. I'm cool with any ideas that would get this done.
Sabretooth -
Saturday, November 13, 2010
there are a few cheats... heating up a pin and running it along the line you need, there is a bit that kinda makes the whole thing a lot easier. I found out about it when I got some bits from a swap meet, the end is shaped like the base of a wine glass and it not wider than the bit itself. you can do the lines with this and not worry about going too deep or worrying about speed.
loosecollector -
Friday, November 12, 2010
No bro. Just on this one. Good luck on the project.
OneUpMario -
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Really loosecollector? I'm willing to try this out. Thanks for the tips! Is this how you do all your grooves?
Finn Varra -
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Have you tried switching the Dremel and the figure? So you'd be moving the figure and the Dremel would be stationary. Granted this is just a theory, but if the Dremel was clamped to a table instead of in your hand you wouldn't have to deal with the thing vibrating in your hand. It could make it tons easier.....could being the key word there. Just a thought.
loosecollector -
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
It will be VERY dificult, but possible. I tried it on the figure in the middle...

- draw lines on the figure
- use small circular saw dremel bit set to very high speed
- firm hands tracing the lines VERY slowly and patiently (prepare for tedious work)
- sand the grooves

Took HOURS to make. I had to stop from time to time to freshen my eyes and arms up a bit. Hope this helps.
somebody1 -
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
My dad does engraving with a dremel and it takes hours and hours and its never perfect. I just scribe lines if I have to with a scribe and a ruler.
pock63 -
Monday, November 8, 2010
I saw someone recently who did this one one of there customs but the lines weren't perfect.
mega_star_andro -
Monday, November 8, 2010
yeah, a handheld dremel is way too shakey to do anything striaght with. maybe you could use a scrollsaw or bandsaw if you know any carpenters that will most likely have those.
OneUpMario -
Monday, November 8, 2010
Woah, If anyone is able to dremel a straight line then that person is gifted! I have never attempted nor would I attempt to dremel anything straight as my experience with a dremel is that it's hard to keep steady because of the vibrations.

Dremel to cut if you need to cut off but I know of buddies of mine that use jewelry saws and exacto knives to cut.

For straight lines, I use exacto knives and ruler (straight-edge) my self to get that straight nice looking groove. Of course I draw where I want to cut first using a dry erase marker or even a pencil.

What ever you do, be careful. Don't get hurt!
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