My name is Nik and I am a scientist.
No, that’s not a cry for help or an introduction at an SA meeting (those exist, right?). What I’m trying to say here is that I’m not a handyman or home repair professional, but rather someone who is quite far from doing the rough kind of work with my hands. I took my last shop class in grade 8 or 9 and produced some very mediocre results with a lathe. Since then, sure, I’ve assembled some IKEA furniture and hung a couple of shelves and pictures on a wall, but that’s pretty much the extent of my handiwork.
I’ve periodically wished to do something with my hands, though, and the Dremel line of tools often came to my attention as something that would give me a lot of options. I finally bought a Dremel 4000 in December of 2012. This blog documents my uses, misuses, discoveries and failures while using this tool.