I finally got a new rotary tool! The one DH got me for xmas kinda . . . pooped . . . out about 2 months ago, so I have been looking for a new one. Wanted the dremel stylus, but could never save the $$ (something ALWAYS came up!). I was looking at a Black & Decker (at work, they have a points program . . . ), but I was 180 point short . . . (I'm not the type to kiss butt to get extra points!) . . .
But . . . last week a new rotary tool was added to the points catalog . . . and I had the points for it! It's a Chicago Tools rotary. I've read the reviews, and checked with my father - it's is supposed to be a decent one . . . so I ordered it, and it got here today!
Now, I'm off to play with settings, so I can finish the project that's been sitting on a shelf for months!!! I can't wait to show you guys!!!
nicole, show us photos when you get a chance.. I'm anxious to work some on mine, haven't had the time lately for anything.. but hopefully will this coming month.. I'd love to see what you all are working on.
I took pictures of it the other night . . . to show where it was at prior to the walmart one conking out . . . I tried working on it last night, but my heart just wasn't in it . . .
I'm glad the Chicago brand is good . . . my father says the same thing, brigidlily. It's a little bigger than the one I had, so it is going to take some getting used to. On the lowest setting, it was faster than the old one! I'm trying to figure out a way to hold it, while I work on my project . . . hopefully, any gashes I put into it can be covered!!! ^_^
Can't wait to see your project finished. I'm a newbie to this forum, and to growing and decorating gourds, but I'm assuming you're doing some gourd art?? I've just started trying my hand at painting on gourds. LOL, I even have to use a pattern, but then my instincts take over and the finished product hardly resembles the pattern! Here's one I've recently done. My pattern was a silhouette in black! See what I mean?
PS...Now I see the lovely work you do on gourds! I love the leaves, too!!