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    DREMEL PIN ROUTER

    This project is based on commercial devices for the router known as "Daisy pin router". The purpose of these devices is to consistently reproduce letters, shapes or figures on a piece of wood (work) using a template. To this end, the template is provisionally attached to the workpiece, and by guiding the contour of the template against the pin (placed on top) will result in an identical carved at work piece with the bit of the router (placed at bottom).

    Instead of the router, a Dremel mounted on an accessory router table fixed to a base is used. The "pin" is a punch of the same caliber of Dremel bit (3/16 ") which is placed on an arm fixed to the base. In order to have a hands-free device, I use a footswitch that controls the on-off.

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    I find the concept of this tool really interesting. I have never heard of a "Daisy pin router" before. I can't think of an application I would use it for right now but I have a feeling I will find a use for it sometime in the future.

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    Thanks, scorch. With these terms (“Daisy pin router”, or just “pin router”) you can find commercial and homemade devices at Youtube and Google, where you’ll also find the way they work, and examples of the possible applications.

    You can think of these devices as copiers, both of external and internal shapes, and once you have a template you can make as many exact copies as you wish.

    Making such a device with the Dremel is because it will let me do works of smaller size than I could do with the router.

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    That's a nice rig. Looked up the router table-based daisy pin router and it costs 49 bucks for that simple arm? I'd rather go with your route and fab one up from a toggle clamp and tubing. Thanks for sharing, morsa.

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    Thanks Al, and you’re right; before I made this jig, I was thinking to make a router pin with a metallic arm attached to the router table and a "horizontal" toggle clamp (placed vertically) to hold and slide the pins (in two or three different diameters, to match the diameter of the router bits), but at the end I gave a try with the Dremel and the router table accessory.

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    Thanks morsa! We've added your Dremel Pin Router to our Routing category, as well as to your builder page: morsa's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Hi morsa,

    Very resourceful! Your Dremel Pin Router is the 'Tool of the Week'!

    You'll be receiving one of our official HomemadeTools.net T-shirts:

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    Just let me have your details (size, color choice, and mailing address) via PM and we'll get things processed directly.

    Congrats!

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    Very good idea. I believe these are often referred to as an overarm router. It is always interesting to see what creative people have done with the simple Dremel.

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    Thank you, sholcombe. Even though they are based on the same fundamentals, "overarm" devices means that the machine is positioned above the work. By the way, I have tried this arrangement with the Dremel and the same template, and I will be posting it in the next hours.

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    It would appear that your way of mounting the tool under the stock instead of above would be safer as the tool is never exposed. I wonder why typical overarms are not done this way. I have used an overarm many years ago in my fathers cabinet shop, it worked well. You do not see them much anymore, probably due to the commonplace of CNC routers today. We could cut your patterns via CNC mill in my shop if you ever need to.

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