Hey guys! Taking advantage of the long weekend here in Canada, (so this was last weekend) I made a better base for my dremel. I was taking it apart to see why it was squeaking (trapped sawdust) when the idea hit me – drill the existing screw holes all the way through the body, and get a longer screw to hold the dremel together (like the old screws) and hold the dremel to the base. Well, I didn’t have a screw quite that long and thin, but I did have some short screws of the correct diameter. So I screwed them into the dremel, through a piece of pine ~1/8 thick. I then drilled/chiseled out space for the screw heads in the base, and glued the ~1/8 thick piece of wood to my previous base. This is now one sturdy dremel! Some pictures may clarify that…
A picture of screwheads and holes for them, highlighted for your viewing pleasure. The black stuff is paint, which I (over liberally) smeared on the tops of the screwheads to mark their position, so I can press them into the to-be-drilled board, to leave an imprint, so I know where to drill. I didn’t work perfectly, and I ended up chiseling that one hole.
The evolution of my clamp setup. By the time I finished, the need for the clamps was minimal, as the glue had already set! Lol.
Turnings to be showcased in next entry! :) (But you did get a peak in that last photo :)
P.S – I still need a source of pen kits with cheap mailing! Anyone? Anyone at all?