I’ll preface this by saying that my wife thinks this is a little creepy. I don’t. I’m really just practicing and I’m going to craft no matter what. Frankly, my rotary tool works better on bone than on wood. Maybe it is creepy, but if I keep practicing, I’ll put some pretty flowers on the bones and maybe that will be less creepy. I just think they are a cool and free resource.
On wood, I’m constantly fighting the grain. It makes the bit jump around, which adds for messiness and inaccuracies.
I used a 3/4 inch paddle bit to drill the holes for the candles, which proved to be too small. I had to round out the holes with the rotary tool to make them wide enough for standard candles. That was pretty time consuming. Next time, I’ll use a 1″ bit.
We’ve been crafting a lot. We sat around last week for an hour and made wreaths from alders we cut out of the washout when we were down at the bus. It was nice to sit and talk to each other while we were all working. It’s what I love best.
Mike, Oscar, Hotel…..out.