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Craft and Hobby

Stepped Christmas Tree

STEPS

5

SKILL LEVEL

My daughter Tennessee and I did this project together. Her idea was to use the Moto-Saw to cut a tree silhouette from a board. I thought that was a great idea.

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Supplies Needed For This Project

TOOL

Dremel Moto-Saw™

Model # MS20

TOOL

SM20 Saw-Max Tool Kit

Model # SM20

ACCESSORY

MS51 Wood & Plastic Cutting Blade

Model # MS51

ACCESSORY

Dremel MM70W Oscillating Sandpaper

Model # MM70W

ACCESSORY

Dremel 407 Sanding Band

Model # 407

Materials

  • 1

    Wood
  • 1

    Dremel Workstation (optional)
  • 1

    Sandpaper
  • 1

    Pencil
  • 1

    Wood glue

Let's Get Started

To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.

STEP 1

Step 1

First, find or create your tree pattern. I started by choosing, and falling in love with an old weathered piece of barn wood. I thought that nesting trees would be fun, so I drew three different styles of trees, one within the other.

STEP 2

Step 2

Use the Dremel Moto-Saw™ to cut out your tree patterns. Tennessee took one look at the pattern drawn on the cracked wood, and wisely decided that she would be the photographer while I did the cutting!

STEP 3

Step 3

I found a board that would look good for the base, and cut it down to size with the Dremel Saw-Max™.

STEP 4

Step 4

I carefully sanded everything with the Multi-Max. I made sure to break over all sharp edges and take off just enough patina to highlight the grain. Next, I wanted to give the edges of the base some shape, so I mounted my Dremel Rotary tool to the workstation, turned the tool on its side with a sanding drum, and began contouring.

STEP 5

Step 5

When I finished contouring and sanding the trees and the base, I used wood glue to mount the tree cut-outs to it. I put them all back together, with each tree extending out about half of its thickness.

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