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Carving Rocks with a Dremel

Carving Rocks with a Dremel
There is something very gratifying about carving into a rock. This project was kind of therapeutic. I was thinking I’d carve some words into rocks and maybe start leaving them around Palm Desert to see if people find them…. I love large river rocks: All you really need for this project is a Dremel (I used the new cordless Dremel 8220), a few different attachments, a bowl of water and rocks: For softer rocks a silicon carbide grinding stone is all you need. I drew a sketch onto my rock first: Then, at a low speed, I slowly etched my design into the rock: (Note: Make sure to wear protective eye wear!) I carefully went over my design, etching a little deeper each time. The finished carving: I took a rag and applied a little beeswax and buffed the rock to a shine which makes the design stand out a little more: Polished and ready for a gift or decor: Some rocks are a little harder than others. You can also use a polishing wheel for adding beeswax: Sunshine: I found a rock with a thinner end: P.S.

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