The Amazing Dremel with Jill Timm – Day 2
Today was day 2 of The Amazing Dremel with Jill Timm. The day progressed much like it had yesterday. Jill would do a demonstration, then we would have the opportunity to practice what we had learned. Thankfully, I was much more relaxed with Stan today.
More from the “E Series”:
I think my favorite material from today is the ceramic tile. You can remove the gloss from the tile to reveal the matte color underneath, then you can drill further to access the clay base.
My least favorite – plexiglass. Blech, blech, superblech. Jill told us that plexi gets more interesting when you use a thicker piece. That may be true, but my piece from today looked like I dragged it out in the road.
Working with steel was a wacky experience. It was hea-vy – about 3/8″ thick, which doesn’t sound like much but it was substantial. We put some rust goo on it yesterday and set the pieces outside overnight. Today our steel was covered in rusty goodness. When you use the Dremel on steel, sparks fly.
Seriously, sparks fly. Be careful.
Here’s the “E Series” in it’s entirety:
We made simple books using a Zutter Bind-it-All. We used 2 pieces of bookboard for the covers and CD sleeves for the pages. We could store each of our samples in one of the CD sleeves – pretty cool idea. The last CD sleeve houses a small book we used for recording tips learned while working with each material. The book should prove useful for reference in future projects.
Unfortunately, the book isn’t big enough for all of my samples and I need to do some more work on it.
I’m sad that my workshop is over. Jill Timm is a fabulous teacher – very patient and kind. I would take another class with her in a heartbeat. As a nerdly side note, I had Jill sign my Dremel manual. If it weren’t for her, then Stan would never have come into my life.
Dear Stan, I love you. I’m sorry you have to go home in a UPS box and not on a plane with me. Don’t hate me. Love, Elissa