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Project by XrayJay posted 12-04-2018 02:01 AM 841 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My old Dremel box finally wore out so I made a new one. It’s out of leftover plywood and a piece of yellow pine. Found the latch at the hardware store and I still have to add a handle. Thanks for taken a look.
16” Length
6 7/8” Width
6 1/2” Height
4” Deep

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10





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tfiner

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#1 posted 12-04-2018 03:00 AM

That looks a lot better than the original box! The yellow pine is particularly good looking.

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 12-04-2018 03:56 AM

Anything is better than those plastic boxes that come with it. Nice job on this set up. It will serve you well.

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

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#3 posted 12-04-2018 04:55 AM

That’s really great. Something I might try to copy.

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MikeDilday

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#4 posted 12-04-2018 01:17 PM

That looks nice. I have the original plastic box and it is cracked and not very good. I need to make one of those. I have some 1/2” plywood I need to use up and that is just the thing.

-- Michael Dilday, Suffolk, Va.

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#5 posted 12-04-2018 08:24 PM

I love it. This is such a great idea.

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#6 posted 12-04-2018 09:21 PM

Cool idea! My plastic dremel box doesn’t latch anymore. Might have to make one of these.

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XrayJay

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#7 posted 12-05-2018 12:24 AM

Thank you all for your kind words. I looked at some of your guys projects and ya’ll are true woodworkers and I just use the trial and error approach to woodworking. If it’s okay since a few people mentioned making one I’ll humbly try and give specific directions as a starting guide to at least give a better idea of maybe some basic dimensions. I’ll continue the post so please check back.


That s really great. Something I might try to copy.

- BurlyBob


Cool idea! My plastic dremel box doesn t latch anymore. Might have to make one of these.

- Jeremymcon


That looks nice. I have the original plastic box and it is cracked and not very good. I need to make one of those. I have some 1/2” plywood I need to use up and that is just the thing.

- MikeDilday


-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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XrayJay

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#8 posted 12-05-2018 01:21 AM

Box with ~ 3/4 plywood
length O.D. 16” // I.D. 14 9/16” (14 1/2”)
width O.D. 7” // 5 9/16” (5 1/2”)
-Total height 6 3/8” with the lid at 2” and the lower compartment at 4 5/16” Inner depth is 1 1/4” for the lid and 4 ” inside the box.
-The ledge where the assortment holder sits at ~ 1 9/16” from the lip of box or 2 5/16” from bottom. It’s low enough to let the box close with the attachments and high enough to fit the Dremel underneath. The side ledge is just scrap at ~ 1/2” x ~ 3/8”

-Attachment holder is length 14 5/16” width 5 9/16”( slightly smaller than the opening) Depth 15/16” or 1” should be fine.
-The transverse holes are 3/4” from both sides and 1” in the interior. The longitudinal start (from left to right) at 5/8” and are spaced 5/8” all the way from left to right until the attachment compartment.
- The attachment compartment (depression) is ~ 5/16” from the sides and it’s 4 3/4” long x 3 1/8” wide and 5/8” deep.
-One of the biggest mistakes I made was taking the ledge almost the length of the box. I want to attach a small box the the bottom because the Dremel leaves a lot of space 4 to 5” that I can use to store cut off wheels, sanding bands etc. but the ledge will get in the way. I’ll make it work but just something to think about. The other is I need to turn a knob to lift the attachment holder out of the box.
-I still want to add a handle ,small box to fit inside the box and a knob to lift the attachment holder.
Good luck and if I can make the directions more clear please let me know.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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Rus2248

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#9 posted 12-06-2018 02:59 AM

No need to be so modest, beautifully crafted. As everyone already said, I may have to take a swing at my own. Thanks for the detailed breakdown.


Thank you all for your kind words. I looked at some of your guys projects and ya ll are true woodworkers and I just use the trial and error approach to woodworking. If it s okay since a few people mentioned making one I ll humbly try and give specific directions as a starting guide to at least give a better idea of maybe some basic dimensions. I ll continue the post so please check back.

That s really great. Something I might try to copy.

- BurlyBob

Cool idea! My plastic dremel box doesn t latch anymore. Might have to make one of these.

- Jeremymcon

That looks nice. I have the original plastic box and it is cracked and not very good. I need to make one of those. I have some 1/2” plywood I need to use up and that is just the thing.

- MikeDilday

- XrayJay


-- Rusty, Wichita, Kansas

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Grumpy

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#10 posted 12-07-2018 09:01 PM

Jay , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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