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Project by Yuri posted 09-08-2010 04:04 AM 6656 views 22 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While making different puzzle boxes I decided to build good dremel attachment for my small projects. And next step will be to build small router table.

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BigTiny

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#1 posted 09-08-2010 04:52 AM

Nice! Any chance you did plans for this before building it, and if so can you PM me a set? The router table looks like it includes a lift. You make that too> I’d love to see how, as a router table is on my list of “tools I want to build to replace the cheap stuff I have now”.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Uwe

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#2 posted 09-08-2010 05:54 AM

Congratulations on the unique and robust design

-- Uwe

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SawTooth1953

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#3 posted 09-08-2010 07:54 AM

Tres cool. Nicely conceived and executed… I would love to read some design and construction details.

Spence

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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mafe

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#4 posted 09-08-2010 12:22 PM

Really cool table, love the details.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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SawTooth1953

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#5 posted 09-08-2010 05:57 PM

Yuri,
Some questions about the Dremel Attachment:
1-The strap with the down-arrow… what is it made of? It looks custom made to fit your Dremel… does not appear metallic… is it ?fiberglass? ?a thermoplastic?
2-The main tool support block appears to be custom carved to fit your Dremel… is it?
3-How do you adjust the tool for perpendicular to the worksurface?
4-You said your next step is to build a router table but your last picture appears that you made this to drop into your regular router table in place of the full size router. No?

Thanks, again, for showing us what you made.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#6 posted 09-08-2010 06:25 PM

Nice job. I use a Dremel router a lot in making my boxes, and while I don’t use a home-built attachment, I see no reason why yours would not work fine. Great ingenuity.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#7 posted 09-08-2010 06:56 PM

Great idea and excellent execution. I have the dremel table and the plunge router plate…but then the dremel bit the dust. I was tired of the dremel overheating and causing problems so I asked for a Proxon for Xmas. The Proxon does not have the screw on top like the dremel so I had to have a friend do some alterations to fit the proxon to the dremel attachments (basically adding straps to hold the tool straight and in place)....The Proxon is so much better then dremel…..but there is not as many accessories for it available…and they discontinued the Proxon plunge base for this tool (probably to get you to buy their micro router – another nice tool)....I use the heck out of my rotary tools….for shaping, fitting, grinding, sharpening, trimming….etc…etc…there is nothing better….I keep mine hanging on my bench with a foot pedal switch and ready to go…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#8 posted 09-08-2010 09:15 PM

Marvelous machine you have created :-)

-- "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 09-09-2010 02:21 AM

Awesome setup Yuri, I like everyone else am quite curious about the process you followed to make this.

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#10 posted 09-09-2010 03:36 AM

It is easier to show than explain, but I will try to answer some of the questions. Quite often I have insomnia and as a result I build my projects in my head step by step trying not to miss any details. Unfortunately for folks like you I have no drawing plans. I only do sketches and calculations right on building materials. You may see on the photos one of the puzzle plan I made after I built it.
The strap is made from 6 layers of fiberglass and epoxy (car body repair kit). Main support block was carved and epoxy was used twice to make perfect fit. Dremel was wrapped in food plastic wrap :) Probably the hardest part was to get right angle. Only after measuring and remeasuring I discovered that dremels two body parts make a perfect center line. Eventually I would like to build separate small table with miter track and T-tracks. Perhaps, my next post will even have horizontal mount ;)
I add one more picture “all in peaces”

-- Live to Learn

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#11 posted 10-18-2010 08:58 AM

Perfection! :-)

-- Jiri

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bigike

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#12 posted 12-31-2010 04:23 PM

nice job

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#13 posted 07-10-2011 10:59 PM

Very useful homemade dremel attachments. Great craftsmanship!

-- Marvin

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#14 posted 02-09-2012 08:04 PM

Nice work, Yuri. Solid construction but not over engineered.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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