Uses of a small rotary tool (ie Dremel or similar) in Bookbinding - 21st October 2018
Uses of a small rotary tool (ie Dremel or similar) in Bookbinding
TUTOR: Barbara Schmelzer
DATES: Sunday 21st October 2018
TIME: 9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
COST: Members $130; Non-members $150
Medium to Advanced (Beginners only if they feel confident using a Dremel)
Good eye/hand coordination and good dexterity are necessary for this course as sharp knives are used in the cutting of board and paper.
You will be shown correct procedure in the use of these tools but good co-ordination will assure accurate cutting and prevention of injury.
Closed in shoes MUST be worn at all times.
In this workshop participants will learn how to effectively use a Dremel in with their bookbinding projects. Using a Dremel will enable you to work more efficiently and accurately and use a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials.
Participants will be taught the various uses of the tool, starting with a demonstration which will include attachments – collets, mandrels, multi-chuck, stand, flexshaft, drills, polishers, sanding, cutting, engraving and routers. After that participants will work on engraving on brass, acrylic boards and wood; routing and drilling channels on wooden boards for cord attachments and making clasps from brass.
In this workshop you will:
• Learn about the Dremel set-up and tools useful in Bookbinding
• practise your tool skills on a variety of materials
All materials are supplied at the Bindery. Participants to bring their own Dremel if you have one. Please contact the Guild if you need to borrow one. Dremels can also be shared between two participants.
A list of items/tools used in the course will be sent to participants in good time before the course date.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be supplied. There will be tea breaks and lunch which you are welcome to bring with you or there are cafes and markets nearby.
Workshop written and delivered by Barbara Schmelzer for the NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders © 2018 Barbara Schmelzer. All rights reserved.