Custom Dremel box

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Project by Alaskancraftsman posted 10-09-2008 06:17 PM 5597 views 19 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine wanted to get his wife something unique, that she couln’t buy in a store. He asked me to help, and this box was the result. Made entirely out of bloodwood, it will hold a dremel tool and many accessories.

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Don Newton

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#1 posted 10-09-2008 06:39 PM

Outstanding hinge and latch desigh. Well done.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#2 posted 10-09-2008 07:01 PM

love the latches and hinges also. I might just borrow your design :-)

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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John Stegall

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#3 posted 10-09-2008 07:03 PM

You sure met the criteria of “something unique”. I have lurked here for weeks, but I just had to join and speak-up. Excellent work!


-- jstegall

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#4 posted 10-09-2008 07:06 PM

Nice twist on the latches. Love it!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#5 posted 10-09-2008 07:07 PM

Great ingenuity and craftsmanship!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 10-09-2008 07:15 PM

Very nice, I like your latch.

-- It’s not so much what we know that causes the trouble, it’s what we know that’s not so.

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#7 posted 10-09-2008 08:17 PM

Nicely done. A unique idea for storing a Dremel tool.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#8 posted 10-09-2008 08:25 PM

That is really cool. Let me add my voice to those saying well done on that clasp. Thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 10-09-2008 08:58 PM

Never saw anything like it. Love it! Really cool latches, bet you have everyone thinking.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#10 posted 10-09-2008 09:30 PM

Nice Idea for the latches I will copy it next time I make a box.Alistair well the best sense of flattery is too have your work copied by others lol

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#11 posted 10-09-2008 11:32 PM

I love making small boxes. I also made a box with wooden hinges and while setting up the 12 for christmas I dropped the box and the hinges flew off the box like they never belonged there. I am making recipt boxes for the family and friends.
Yours look tuffer than my. Tell the friend not to drop the box or the same may happen to her.
The Blood wood really stands up and yells look at me.
Nice project.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#12 posted 10-09-2008 11:54 PM

I bought one of those multi-purpose tools, like a dremel tool and a full size router had a baby. I swear to god the guy who packed that thing into the case had a degree in physics or something. I can never properly close the lid AND get the whole cord back inside at the same time, it’s maddening. I think I need to build one of these…

-- Never pet a burning dog...

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Dan Lyke

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#13 posted 10-10-2008 12:42 AM

Neat idea on the latches, I love things like that that stretch my thinking a bit!

Quint, i hear ya: One of the things I now evaluate new tools on is “can I take it out of the case to look at it, and easily get everything back in”. I figure if they engineer that right, then they’re probably getting other details right. And, yes, this policy is born of a few tools on my shelf.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#14 posted 10-10-2008 01:18 AM

Love the hinges an latch. I want to try wooden hinges on a future project. I have Walnut, Maple, and White Oak on hand. I am wondering which would be the strongest?

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#15 posted 10-10-2008 01:46 AM

Cool Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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