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Project by Gus01 posted 10-29-2016 03:14 AM 611 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I use my Dremel quite often for many different tasks. Depending on the task at hand I’ve found it easier and safer to hold the workpiece to the Dremel rather than the other way around. This jig is just a simple box with a support designed to help steady the Dremel and not bind the electrical cord and a U-bolt with wing nuts to hold the Dremel to the stand. Inside the box I have several pounds of steel brackets to reduce movement of the stand and I can also clamp it to my workbench. It’s not pretty nor something that’s precision made. That’s not its purpose. It does however work extremely well. In the photos I’m using it to touch up some wooden wheels I made. The wheels are mounted on a dowel rod so it can spin freely. The cap on the end of the dowel serves to make sure the wheel doesn’t come off the dowel until it’s supposed to.

-- John 3:16





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 10-29-2016 04:32 AM

That’s a very interesting jig. I’m going to hold onto it and try to figure out how I might put it to use.

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 10-29-2016 05:22 PM

This makes a nice fixture for the shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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MT_Stringer

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#3 posted 10-29-2016 06:14 PM

Nice idea. I could use a jig like that.

NOTE: Add a piece under your jig that is about 1 1/2 inches wider so you can clamp it to your work bench and you should be good to go. I am an avid clamper! :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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icemanhank

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#4 posted 10-29-2016 10:38 PM

Nice idea mate

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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Gus01

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#5 posted 10-30-2016 03:07 AM

Thanks for the compliments.

MT Stringer – I’ve been using a clamp across the entire box but your idea is much better. I’ll definitely be adding it.

-- John 3:16

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