fly fishing nut, an outdoor enthusiast, and an wildlife artist of sorts have seen my past attempts at wood carving and wood working. Not the best outcomes but not that bad for my first few attempts. Given the right amount of time and the right tools I figure I could improve my wood carving skills and so the other day I got it into my head that I wanted to carve a trout.
With the right tools one can do just about anything. Man could have never have reached the moon without the rocket as a tool to travel and that rocket could have never have been made without the lowly wrench to turn bolts.
My answer for the perfect tool for carving a trout came while walking the isles of my local hardware store. Of course as is usually the case I wondered the store long after I had found what I was originally looking for. For this reason my wife always gives me strict instruction when I leave the house on a hardware run, but on this day she wasn't home when I left. And so, without that little cricket telling me to move on past the shinny power tools I paused at the Dremel section and picked up the Stylus. After convincing myself that this was a tool I absolutely needed, I left the store before any more damage could be done to my wallet.
Stylus and was completed in a remarkably short amount of time compared to my past carving attempts. The wood I used was just a scrap piece of pine I had from a previous project. It really isn't much of a carving if you have seen what life long carvers have done but for my first attempt and for the time it was amazing how easy to use this little tool is. Already I can see a million other uses for this detailing tool other than carving. It might not be as widely used as my philips head or the hammer but this Dremel Stylus will surly hold a prized spot on my work bench.
This is the second Dremel product I have purchased and it probably wont be the last. These are great sturdy tools that perform as advertised. For anybody needing a power tool to do detail work, I strongly recommend the Stylus not only for its ease of use and cordless feature but also its variable power adjustment which is more than you should need for any detail work.
(This product review was of my own accord and was in no way influenced or endorsed by Dremel Company. That being said, If they would like to shoot me some free gear or attachments for the stylus for me to test out I would never turn it down.)