I have prided myself over the years on the work I have been able to create with such a small studio and minimal tools. Don't get me wrong, I have a loooong tool wish list and lots of techniques that I would love to add to my repertoire, but I'm on a tight budget and always have been.
Enter my trusty dremel tool. This guy has been with me since at least 1999, and I'm pretty sure my parents got it for me. I didn't need a flex shaft, oh no, my dremel tool worked just fine.
|Looks innocent, enough, right. Maybe a little worn in...|
Or maybe a lot worn in!
Or maybe completely Melting!
This has been happening for a while, but I'm sure our few days of no air conditioner and indoor temps near 100º didn't help.
I hereby nominate myself for an upgrade to a proper metalsmith's tool, a flex shaft. I will be pricing and comparing, the choices have always overwhelmed me when I have looked at them. Perhaps the next time I send in my scrap silver I can get myself a flex shaft. In the mean time, its sticky fingers around here after using my trusty old dremel.