Top 5 Dremel Wood Carving Projects for Beginners

Are you thinking of stepping up your wood carving projects? Do you need the right toolbox accessories for the project? Could you be confused on how to go about picking the appropriate wood carving project?

If you are dedicated DIY professional or homeowner, your applications require coordinated preparedness with the right tools that save time.

Well, going through one Dremel rotary tool to another, from project to project, blogs, sites, and many reviews, it can be time-consuming.

With no clear breakthrough, I dedicate this research to hit the right spot: identify the top 5 Dremel wood carving projects.

Wood carving isn’t a small task nor does it have to an uphill task. It needs to be easy and memorable.

So, before we get into the top 5 Dremel woodcarving projects, how about reading through these projects? Your imagination is as invaluable as your creativity.

Project 1: Sculpture carving


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  • In this project, ensure first your Dremel rotary tool kit ready. You need to identify a piece or chunk of wood of a suitable size to engage.
  • Choose the right type of wood and Dremel.
  • Get to know the kind of figure or shape in mind to carve. If you are to use many piecing of wood together, get the pieces ready.
  • The design of your sculptor should be well positioned for easy eye contact as you go about your carving.
  • Hardwoods take a lot of your energy to curve but last for long, unlike softwoods.
  • Using your Dremel start scratch shaping on your piece of wood. If you are using hardwood, use well-sharpened gouges.
  • Proceed to curve across or with the grain your piece of wood.
  • Once your shape is realized, you can make deep gouges into the surface.
  • Thereafter, you can do smoothing of your work.
  • You can use, at this point, an abrasive paper. Depending on the kind of finishing you need, you can start with big-sized grain papers with rough surfaces before proceeding to use a finer one for the last touch on your carving.
  • You can color or seal the final sculptor with natural oils like linseed wood. Oil helps reflect light away to read or check out the carvings clearly. You can equally apply a layer of wax to give the wood a soft lustrous shine before storing it.

Project 2: Creating a Flower Planter for Your Terrace, Balcony or any other place in your home

How about making a flower planter for your space in your home, office or any other location? Whichever location you choose it will depend on your preference.

Thanks to this article, you dot need to have the headache of planting your small tree or diverse species of flowers.

I suggest you go through these steps and approaches to do excellent curving using your Dremel.

Step 1:

Project 2: Creating a Flower PlanterTake your saw and cut the individual pieces of desirable wooden framework boards to the appropriate length.

Thereafter, engage your Dremel to help you assemble your final finish. Pay attention to these steps:

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  • Make a correct list of the sizes of timber that you need to cut. This will depend on the size of your flower planter.
  • On your piece of board, make a cut all around your piece of timber and mark a straight line on its sides where you are going to cut. The markings should be accurate from both sides of the cut.
  • Thereafter, I would recommend you use your Dremel set to cut up a standard depth of 30mm.
  • Consider engaging a straight edged Dremel clamped into position on your timber to guide the Rotary tool like Dremel Straight Edge Guide TRSM800 or any other type of your preference.
  • You can use a multipurpose Dremel tool like the Dremel 565 Multi-Purpose Cutting Kit. Cut the through the timber from both sides.
  • As you cut out the pieces of wood, check them off with the cutting list.

Step 2:

Using your Dremel 565 Multi-Purpose Cutting Kit and Dremel Straight Edge Guide TRSM800:

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  • You can make shorter, longer, diagonal or any other cuts using your multipurpose Dremel.
  • Remember not to forget to confirm the cutting sizes from your cutting list.
  • Resultantly, cut the top pieces of your timber the Dremel 565 Multi-Purpose Cutting Kit and Dremel Straight Edge Guide TRSM800.
  • Make the ends create a top frame using your Dremel. The cutting list with sizes should always be in handy to avoid mistakes.
  • Mark clearly screws positions on one side. You need to support and bit pilot holes. Use the Dremel and a wood drill set for this task.

Step 3:

Bring together four planter sides using cut out lengths and four leg supports that complement the cut-out pieces of wood in step 1 and 2 above.

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  • Position the four lengths of the leg supports on your workspace. Place them in such way to assume a square shape carefully to fit one another.
  • Positioning your leg or side support in such way that the outside edge is flushed with the edge and top cut into desired lengths.
  • Fix side supports to the side of your flower planter. You can use a screwdriver and self-countersinking screws at this point.
  • You can now repeat the same procedure with the other sides to ensure all support legs are attached.
  • Take your four side pieces and put them together on the workspace. You can proceed to square them up and fix them tightly to each other for all faces to flush with each other.
  • Remember to assemble and screw well the internal parts and sides are flush with the top correctly. You can have your four flower planters assembled similarly.
  • Ensure floor supports at the base of each internal side are well fastened and screwed together. Floor supports should be screwed to flush with the bottom edge of the planter sides.

Step 4:

Make countersink holes using your Dremel 565 Multi-Purpose Cutting Kit:

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  • On top of the flower planter, markup screw positions. Using your Dremel and drill, make pilot holes. You can use countersink screws at this point.
  • Screw and fix the top to the rim of your flower planter using a screwdriver. Apply wood filler to the countersink holes before sanding off any rough unimpressive edges and filler.
  • At the inside of the planter, line heavy-duty plastic sheeting filled with the appropriate compost of your choice. You can now plant any species of flower or plant as a decorative addition to your balcony or terrace.


Project 3: How to Curve Sunken Shelves using a Dremel

Do you love a creative space for storing your wine glasses, your favorite books, cookery and so much more?

Think of it no further because you can create a recessed space for that shelving that will save you the bustle.

All you need to use is your Drill, Dremel and drill bit attachment for this project.


Keenly take the measurement of your recess and create markings where you anticipate doing your shelving.

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  • After this, you need to create a frame from your shelving material that will fit into the right space and get well-placed on the wall.
  • Proceed to cut your shelves into the right measurement in order to fit well. Engage your Dremel tools like the Dremel 565 Multi-Purpose Cutting Kit at the right angle attachment and drill bit.
  • You can also drill out holes that will allow placement of the shelf. You can insert the shelves.


Project 4: Cleaning a Corroded Battery

Firstly, consider removing the battery from your car or any other place it is stored. You will just need some amount of white vinegar for excellent results.


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  • Use your Dremel, I recommend a rotary tool that comes with a stainless steel brush and a Dremel 8220. Adjust the speed to about 15 – 20 RPM
  • Thereafter, using your Dremel and stainless steel, focus on the terminals on your car, if your battery used to power your vehicle, and make sure the terminals are smooth.
  • You can do this around the terminals until you are sure they are clean. This is to make sure that the contact with the car leads remains stable.
  • Consider replacing the car battery back into your car.
  • Connect back the leads to the battery using your spanner. You should notice the connectivity and current flow is way better than before.


Project 5: Renovating a mirror


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  • First, you need to mask off the position your mirror is placed, close to the frame using a masking tape before sanding off the water damaged parts of the frame.
  • When sanding off damaged areas, use a Dremel 300 series, a speed Clic abrasive buff. I like this model since it comes with the convenience of easily changing its attachments.
  • Using a mandrel, pull the spring fitted mandrel. You can proceed to twist and click the keyless wheel for a period fewer than 15 seconds.
  • Remember, the abrasive buffs come with a course and a medium-sized non-woven abrasive for sanding. You can continue sanding off the rest of the frame until your mirror is well renovated.
  • Consider painting and sanding your frame for a fine finish look. An added water-based vanish to seal its finish can equally do wonders.

Other wood curving projects using a Dremel

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  • Building a terrarium
  • Making a Christmas branch wreath
  • Replacing golf club grips among others

Final Words

If you are thinking of handling a DIY wood carving project with a Dremel tool, you can try any of these ideas I have covered above. There are other many ideas you can think of, feel free to share them in the comments.

1 comment… add one
  • Sage Osagie Jan 11, 2019 @ 6:48

    Dremel is versatile & interesting therefore I love to have one

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