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    Got dremel - now how do I use it?

    Finally got hold of a dremel so all the long thought of projects can final happen, then realised I don't know the first thing about working aluminium.

    Question is "what bits?", then main job I want to do is carve and sculpt aluminium marker bodies.

    examples of what I want to do:

    1) extend feed hole on a PMI trracer to make it vertical rather than right hand feed.
    2) cut windows in an autococker body.
    3) cut slot to lock bolt forwad on bolt action trracer.

    I'm aware that its going to be messy, especially as my "vice" is my left hand in a glove and my "work bench" is the kitchen table, eventually I'll get steady enough to make nice jobs of thing.

    Do I want the grinding stone of a burr? I've got a hacksaw for removing material it can get to but the dremel was got for places it can't do.

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    Re: Got dremel - now how do I use it?

    I've not used a dremmel but from looking into them i think you'll find it unsuitable for what you're thinking of, though you may do it if you've got enough time and patience just like water wares away stone given enough time. One of the major problems with working with aluminium is it clogs up cutters and you're constantly having to unclog them.

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