View Full Version :

Second part cut today

01-25-2011, 04:50 PM
I cut the second of four parts today and fitted 1 and 2 together. Also cut the threads to mount the dremel. Got the same tolerance on the cut this time. The next time I create a part drawing I will tell the program that my cutter is .258. That should take care of the spindle drift.


01-25-2011, 05:05 PM
As Jim Carrie would say," Like A Glove." Nice job Gadget.Almost looks store bought.

01-25-2011, 05:41 PM
Looks better than store-bought to me.

01-25-2011, 07:31 PM
How old is that demel? Very nice looking piece.

01-25-2011, 07:37 PM
I guess it is at least 28 years old. Belonged to my father who died in 1981.

01-25-2011, 07:45 PM
That is impressive! I wonder if a new dremel would last as long

01-25-2011, 07:51 PM
Doubtful at best.

01-25-2011, 08:08 PM
as always nice work Dan

01-25-2011, 10:45 PM
Great Job Gadget!!

01-26-2011, 03:28 AM

how are you locking the dremel tool in the threads?

you couldve cut the piece with the threads in it a little longer on the end nearest the threads, then drilled a hole through it, then split it after you cut the threads. then used a bolt to lock the dremel in the threaded collar..

looks good though!

01-26-2011, 08:39 AM
I'm going to fashion a bracket to hold the dremel body to keep it from turning. Either that or use a thumb screw with a thick nylon pressure pad to prevent damage to the threads of the dremel. Your idea is good though but a bit late this time. I use your method for holding the rotozip on my CNC table and it works well.

01-26-2011, 01:02 PM
I guess it is at least 28 years old. Belonged to my father who died in 1981.

Hang onto that old one. In my experience, the newer ones are crap.

01-26-2011, 02:07 PM
I have no intention of replacing it Art. Still works like new.

01-26-2011, 11:26 PM
Nice job mister G.
Looks very good and workable.
Hats off to ya...

01-27-2011, 06:06 PM
Cut part three of 4 today for the dremel mount. I still have to drill and tap threads in the sliding mount to lock it down but the track and bolt slot are cut and they came out perfect.


01-30-2011, 04:48 PM
I cut the fourth part out (base) yesterday. I put the assembly together today. This will mount under my router table. I'll use it for touching up aluminum CNC plasma cutouts. The base had lots of holes from a previous life but they don't affect the function.


01-30-2011, 07:44 PM
This really looks great!! Thanks for sharing..

01-30-2011, 07:46 PM
That thing is awesome

01-30-2011, 08:09 PM
Recognize the metal Keith?

01-30-2011, 09:13 PM
That Demel is older that 28. I haven't seen one like that since the 60's.

01-30-2011, 09:16 PM
It belonged to my father. He died in 81 but probably had it long before that. The good thing is the threads are the same on the newer ones so if it dies, I can still use the base.