materials and tools used:
dremel etching bit
220 sand paper
Step 1: The Gang
step 1> get a group of, non institutionalized, creative thinkers
Step 2: Tiffany and Walter
step 1.5> ask tiffany(or any local positive, insightful person) for advice
Step 3: Failed Attempts
step 2>Ignore everyone's advice and try stuff
first we tried to do several mazes freestyle without a template had about 6 failed attempts
Step 4: Ben at Table Saw
Do not have a 9 year old use the table saw (although it is impossible to cut a finger off on this saw because it has a stopsaw).
Step 5: Smoking Bit
btw unable to save image rotated correctly.
smoking is bad for our bit health
Step 6: Get an Idea of Size
Realize that your wing it method is not working and try a more systematized approach.
Printed out various sizes of simple shapes to get an idea of how big the path should be (I'm using buckyball magnets)
Step 7: Mike on Computer
make maze template
made this in corel draw using simple shapes, resizing them to
about 2" horizontally, used 16pt for line thickness
we used a very thin coating of glue to make removal later easy
Step 9: Etch Board
went very slowly and did several light passes, then I sanded the
board using 220 grit sand paper(to remove glue marks and paper remnants) and used a small flat head screw
driver to get good angles and smooth out inconsistencies.
Step 10: Fun Dremel Tools
cool dremel tools, crazy number of attachments, I'm still waiting for the dremel nose trimmer though.
Remember to use your powers for good and not for evil!
(given the present state of perception, evil is good and good is evil)