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Project by DaleMaley posted 10-04-2017 11:22 AM 882 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After years of struggling to get the cord wrapped just right, so my Dremel would fit back into its original plastic storage case, I finally bit the bullet and designed/built my own wood storage case.

I made my case from common 3/4” thick pine planed down to 1/2”. For the corner joints, I glued them with Titebond, but also screwed them together using some neat little Trim screws I discovered when I was making screens for the Marsh Park upgrade project.

I also burned in the image of the Dremel tool on the top using my electric woodburning pen.

To read about my Trials & Tribulations on this project, you can read my woodworking web site. On my web site, I also give a link to the Google Sketchup model in case you are interested in building a case like this.

Thanks!

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 10-04-2017 12:53 PM

Cool case. The picture is worth a thousand words.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 10-04-2017 02:58 PM

Nice looking case. Burning the image into the top is great idea. Memory not being what it used to be having a picture helps!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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DaleMaley

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#3 posted 10-04-2017 03:01 PM



Nice looking case. Burning the image into the top is great idea. Memory not being what it used to be having a picture helps!!!

- woodbutcherbynight

I first did the burning image thing on the top of a case for me and my son’s two wood cases I built….....for our saber saws…........

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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DaleMaley

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#4 posted 10-04-2017 03:08 PM

For this project, I did a Google image search to find a side view of my older Dremel….......which I found.

I imported the JPG image into Sketchup, scaled it to match the actual size, then drew the Dremel in Sketchup in 3D. I drew a plane through the center of the 3D model, then intersected the 2, leaving a 2D outline that I could use for my burn pattern.

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 10-04-2017 03:24 PM

This is a very nice storage case for a versatile tool and various cutters and accessories. I have a couple of these and I hope that I can scrape up the time to make a couple of these cases. You did a nice job on this box and it is a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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cmmyakman

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#6 posted 10-04-2017 09:30 PM

I agree with you. The case that comes with the Dremel is used once properly when it comes from the store because you are never going to get that Dremel and cord back into the box and shut it. I have other tools that have a similar issue, but not as bad as the Dremel as the other tools can be coaxed back into the box. Great solution and execution.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 10-05-2017 12:56 AM

great idea …just one question ….how are the bits to get out …I have awful big fingers :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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DaleMaley

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#8 posted 10-05-2017 01:07 AM



great idea …just one question ….how are the bits to get out …I have awful big fingers :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

- GR8HUNTER

I made the area that holds the bits a lot larger than the original Dremel plastic case, so they are easier to get out also.

Thanks

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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oldnovice

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#9 posted 10-05-2017 02:23 AM

So your one of the guys that uses existing 3D models to help build projects, just like me!
That is much better looking than the plastic case and probably easier to use too!
Nice project.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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DaleMaley

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#10 posted 10-05-2017 12:06 PM


So your one of the guys that uses existing 3D models to help build projects, just like me!
That is much better looking than the plastic case and probably easier to use too!
Nice project.

- oldnovice

Once I learned Sketchup about 8 years ago, I enter all paper plans into Sketchup before I build them. This helps me understand the design before I build it, and often I find a mistake in the paper plans…..which I can correct in Sketchup before I build it :)

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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