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A Stand for my flexible shaft Dremel Tool

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Project by GaryK posted 12-28-2009 01:47 AM 5862 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is more of a tip than a real project, but here it goes anyway.

I was waiting for a glueup to dry so I decided to solve a problem I was having. I was using my Dremel tool’s flex shaft and I needed it to hang from something. Something that I could move around to keep it out of my way when I wasn’t using it. Then I remembered Blake’s light that he stuck into one of his round dog holes on his work bench.

Well I decided to use the rectangular dog holes on mine, and came up with what you see in the pictures. I can adjust the height depending the height of the piece I’m working on and more it around my workbench to where I need it.

I’m already thinking of other things to use it for. Add a couple of holes for pencils and hanging some things that I use for every project that I really don’t want laying on my bench. (mainly because they get buried under junk). Things like that.

It’s nice because I can either use it or not, but I usually have one corner of my bench I’m not using.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX





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#1 posted 12-28-2009 02:00 AM

great idea , gary .

i see lots of additions to this coming !

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#2 posted 12-28-2009 02:00 AM

Good Idea Gary your always very innovative

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#3 posted 12-28-2009 02:21 AM

yup.. great idea

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#4 posted 12-28-2009 02:40 AM

Yes a great idea Gary. Using the holes to hold some items that you would use and need.

I’ve got a Foredom motor that I need to hang, and this is a great idea for that.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 12-28-2009 02:59 AM

good idea Gary, but are you sure it is tall enuff? lol

-- Smitty!!!

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#6 posted 12-28-2009 03:14 AM

Hey Gary,
Now who’s the clever boy.

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#7 posted 12-28-2009 03:15 AM

Great idea!

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

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#8 posted 12-28-2009 03:48 AM

I can see a whole series of table top helpers :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 12-28-2009 07:14 AM

More innovations…

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#10 posted 12-28-2009 08:25 AM

Necessity is the mother of new creations. You have thought of a very good idea for multiple uses. You have always been innovative and make us think.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#11 posted 12-28-2009 03:44 PM

Good idea Gary.
I see it growing.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin. ~ Eugene F. Ware

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#12 posted 12-28-2009 04:19 PM

Great I dea, I am going to make a new, Table for some of my tool, and this will be incorporated,

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#13 posted 12-28-2009 04:54 PM

Cool Gary! I wonder if it could be used for a coffee IV too….for those “all nighter” projects?

-- Jon

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#14 posted 12-29-2009 04:02 PM

I am now revising the mental design I have for a soon to be started bench.

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#15 posted 01-06-2010 08:09 AM

ah cool idea, I don’t use my flex shaft much but I do have one, I’ll have to keep this in mind

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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