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Dremel Maze

materials and tools used:
dremel etching bit

6"x9"X1/2" wood

220 sand paper

Step 1: The Gang

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step 1> get a group of, non institutionalized, creative thinkers

Step 2: Tiffany and Walter

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step 1.5> ask tiffany(or any local positive, insightful person) for advice

Step 3: Failed Attempts

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step 2>Ignore everyone's advice and try stuff
first we tried to do several mazes freestyle without a template had about 6 failed attempts

Step 4: Ben at table saw

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Do not have a 9 year old use the table saw (although it is impossible to cut a finger off on this saw because it has a stopsaw).

Step 5: Smoking Bit

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btw unable to save image rotated correctly.

smoking is bad for our bit health

Step 6: Get an idea of size

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Realize that your wing it method is not working and try a more systematized approach.
Printed out various sizes of simple shapes to get an idea of how big the path should be (I'm using buckyball magnets)

Step 7: Mike on Computer

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make maze template
made this in corel draw using simple shapes, resizing them to

about 2" horizontally, used 16pt for line thickness

Step 8:

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we used a very thin coating of glue to make removal later easy

Step 9: Etch board

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went very slowly and did several light passes, then I sanded the
board using 220 grit sand paper(to remove glue marks and paper remnants) and used a small flat head screw

driver to get good angles and smooth out inconsistencies.

Step 10: Fun dremel tools

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cool dremel tools, crazy number of attachments, I'm still waiting for the dremel nose trimmer though.

This was made at TechShop Chandler

Remember to use your powers for good and not for evil!

(given the present state of perception, evil is good and good is evil)

 
 

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