Tool Time Tuesday – Lubricating Your Flexshaft Drill

I know this post is a little bit late, but it took me a while to figure out all the video editing software. I don’t even know if this will work correctly or not, but I figured it was worth a try. This is my very first video post. My good friend  and talented jewelry artist, Valerie Heck came over tonight and we had a lot of fun filming this segment. If it works well and you all like it, please let me know and I will do more. Hopefully this is the first of many things to come, including online classes with me.

Melissa Muir walks you through the process of lubricating your flexible shaft drill.

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Tell Me What You Think…

As always, your feedback is greatly appreciated. Please take the time to let me know what you think of the video. Would you like to see more? Or should I stick with descriptions and still photos?

29 thoughts on “Tool Time Tuesday – Lubricating Your Flexshaft Drill

  1. Lisa W.

    Melissa, that was fabulous! I have never (yes, never, like 6 years or so) oiled my flex shaft. Now that I have seen you do it and I know how, I am shamed into doing it. thanks for another great and useful post!

    (And Kiari is Beautiful!)

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  2. Pam

    The U-Tube is missing. Saw it on the Facebook though and it was very good. Who knew you had to take all of that apart to lubricate?

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  3. Lois

    Excellent! I never knew I had to lube the flex shaft. Mine is a dremel though. I’ll have to check out how to do it on the dremel version. The only thing that could have improved the video was more baby shots. What a cutie.
    Lois

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  4. Yvonne Jackson

    Great video Melissa. I never thought of taking the whole thing apart to grease the innards! Loved the background music provided by the beautiful Kiari too.

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  5. Cynthia

    Great first attempt. Looking forward to next installment. Loved the painted fingernails – obviously you haven’t had much time in your studio!

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  6. Angie Simonsen

    I don’t even HAVE a flex-shaft, but I really enjoyed the video – AND the sounds effects! Thanks KiarI! :^)
    The video played just fine for me right here on your blog!

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  7. Melissa Muir

    Thanks Lois. I don’t know about the dremel either, but I would think that you would still need to maintain the flexshaft. Let me know what you find out.
    ~Melissa~

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  8. Melissa Muir

    Thanks Yvonne, Yeah, the background “Muisc” is the soundtrack of my life lately. LOL.
    ~Melissa~

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  9. Melissa Muir

    Nope, not much time for the studio at all lately. LOL. I always tell people you can tell if I have been working in the studio or not by the state of my fingernails. If they are nice…. you KNOW i haven’t been in there.

    ~Melissa~

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  10. Melissa Muir

    I posted another link to the You.Tube version. Hopefully you will be able to see it there.
    ~Melissa~

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  11. Melissa Muir

    I hate that I can’t watch it on my iPad or other Mac products. I didn’t realize it would be converted to Flash until after the post was made. I will start posting them on You.Tube so it will be easier to watch.

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  12. Barrie

    Great video Melissa!! I’m going to share it with my students (after I go lubricate my own flex shaft!). I was also going tocomment on the great nails, but someone else has covered that! LOL

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  13. Debbie Hanessian

    I liked the video. I was pleased that there was not a lot of jumping around and the sound was clear, unlike many other videos I have seen. Thanks.

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  14. Marilyn Daley

    That was an awesome video!! Thanks for doing that Melissa. Love the sound effects as well. Tell all the little ones hello. I miss them.

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  15. Karen Green

    Great video & cute baby! I’d love to see more videos. I just recently got a flex shaft, so maybe a video of what to use it for would be nice – you know, just the basics. Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Elenor

    I followed the other link to YouTube and loved it!! Thanks for the info–I haven’t had my flexshaft too long, but it’s good to know. I love any opportunity to do visual learning–the written information doesn’t alwayscome across the same way.

    Thanks again! Hope you and your family are fabulous!!
    Elenor

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  17. Melissa Muir

    Thanks Elenor.

    Glad you liked it. I know what you mean about the visual learning. For me, if I see it and hear it, I get it. I get it by reading…. sometimes, but I am definitely a visual and auditory learner.

    ~Melissa~

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  18. Melissa Muir

    Thanks Karen, that is one of the things on my list. I have just “inherited” a ton of tools and would like to feature those. I am still learning all the things you can do with a flexshaft as well. Thank you for the suggestion. Keep them coming!
    ~Melissa~

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  19. Melissa Muir

    Glad you liked it Marilyn. You are one of the ones that has pushed me to start these, so THANK YOU!

    ~Melissa~

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  20. Melissa Muir

    Thank You Debbie. I have to say that I was rather pleased with that myself. Hopefully, they will only get better and better as I figure out how to do all of this. Of course it helped that I had great help on the back side of the camera.

    ~Melissa~

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  21. Melissa Muir

    Valerie, I was told to tell you THANK YOU from some of my friends that saw the video from another forum.

    ~Melissa~

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