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Stippling and the tools used
« on: January 21, 2010, 11:47:18 PM »

There's been a few questions asked lately about stippling.  Here is what wikipedia says about stippling:

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The term stipple can also apply to a random pattern of small depressions applied to a surface to increase the friction and make the surface easier to grip. This process is similar to knurling or checkering, but is often used on complex curved surfaces, such as anatomical grips, where a regular pattern would not fit. Stippling can be cast into plastic objects, or applied with a hammer and punch to wood or metal objects.


I use a dremel tool, with the smallest ball point bit.



When I stipple, I have the barrel mounted on the lathe, and just hand rotate the lathe.  All you have to to is just tap, tap, tap the ball point bit to the wood in random patterns in the area that you want to stipple.  Try not to leave any areas untouched, as they will show up as flat spots.



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Re: Stippling and the tools used
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 12:20:01 PM »
BigB you need to try one of the shaft drive handles, they are a lot less tiring than holding the Dremel.  I think I paid about $15 for the one that fits my Dremel, I feel there is also less vibration and better control.  But then what do I know, I used the head of a nail for a long time before I realized everyone else was using a Dremel or Foredom.

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Re: Stippling and the tools used
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 06:31:47 PM »
What about speed ofthe dremel. Do you use a variable speed or is it a fixed speed.

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Re: Stippling and the tools used
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010, 08:30:43 PM »
I use a Dremel as well. I used the acual Dremel for a long time till I picked up the flex shaft hand piece for it. Now my wrist aint so tired all the time. I have a carbide bit on it in this pic. The one Brian has pictured works good on delrin to.

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Re: Stippling and the tools used
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010, 08:36:44 PM »
Hey I have those tools!!! May havve to give it a shot real soon.
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Re: Stippling and the tools used
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010, 08:45:40 PM »
btw mines just a 1 speed.

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Re: Stippling and the tools used
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2010, 09:17:37 PM »
What about speed ofthe dremel. Do you use a variable speed or is it a fixed speed.

Mine is a variable speed and I use it on wide open.

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Re: Stippling and the tools used
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2010, 11:05:31 AM »


I've got the older model Dremel, so it has one speed - wide open.


Marvin, I may have to get one of those flex shafts for mine.  Thanks for that tip.


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Re: Stippling and the tools used
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2010, 01:56:12 PM »
Looking back, I didnt mean to jack Brians post, just wanted to add to it.
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Re: Stippling and the tools used
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2010, 11:58:11 PM »


No reason to apologize Mark.  I really liked what you added to the posts.  The more sharing of techniques, the better off this place is.   :rockon:


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Re: Stippling and the tools used
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2010, 06:09:47 PM »
Is this done before or after sanding?
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Re: Stippling and the tools used
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2010, 07:08:17 PM »
very good info. I was wondering how it was done. I will have to give it a try.
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Re: Stippling and the tools used
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2010, 07:15:57 PM »
I do it after all sanding is done. Pretty much after it is just about completely finished really. The last thing I do is dab some oil on the stippling to seal it and finish it off.
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Re: Stippling and the tools used
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2010, 08:49:10 PM »
Do you stipple the same way on acrylic as you do on wood?  Thanks!

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Re: Stippling and the tools used
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2015, 12:58:54 AM »
Another old dig from David. A lot of us have graduated to fancier tools since this post.....but fancy tools or not, the technique is the same.
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