Category Archives: Woodworking

Saturday Internet Crushes: Wonderful Wood

Saturday Internet Crushes: Wonderful Wood | The Zen of Making

Break out your tools and get your weekend woodworking on with these 6 stylish wood-related jewelry and home decor projects!

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Review: Dremel Moto-Saw Kit

Disclosure: The generous folks at Dremel provided the Dremel Moto-Saw that is used in this post, but Dremel did not contribute in any way to the editorial content. The opinions expressed in this review are honest and entirely my own.

Review: Dremel Moto-Saw Kit | The Zen of Making

Thanks to their versatility and a wide range of available accessories—not to mention the fact that they’re compact enough to be stored in a Brooklyn apartment—Dremel tools have always played an irreplaceable role in my craft studio. So, when Dremel offered to send me their new 2-in-1 Dremel Moto-Saw [this is an affiliate link], which is a combination scroll saw and portable motorized coping saw, I was pretty darn excited.

Review: Dremel Moto-Saw Kit | The Zen of Making

The project that I worked on for this review was pretty basic: My husband and I installed a new window shelf for the cats so they could spend their afternoons bird watching and chattering at squirrels.

Why keep it simple?
I really wanted to get a feel for how well the Dremel Moto-Saw would handle common household uses before moving on to anything more complex. In the context of this project, “simple” means straight lines, right angles, and a couple of square notches. (I’m sure I’ll weigh in on curve cutting, detail cutting, and cutting non-wood materials in the future, but, for now, I’m sticking to the easy stuff.)

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Sunday Snapshot: A Very Dremel Weekend

Sunday Snapshot: A Very Dremel Weekend | The Zen of Making

Sunday Snapshot: A Very Dremel Weekend | The Zen of Making

It’s been a very, very Dremel weekend. Today, I picked up a shield accessory for my beloved (and, alas, much in need of replacement) Dremel tool. Jeremy and I also broke out my new Dremel Moto-Saw to install a new cat shelf in the kitchen window. (Full disclosure: Dremel sent me the Dremel Moto-Saw to try out—thanks, guys!)

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