Dremel "workstation" aka Dremelathe
Short overview from the features:
I shared these videos with my "Belt sander attachment " video.
But because this actually is more than a belt sander, i tought to make own thread to it.
Part one, is building the lathe frame:
Part 2, is continuing with the lathe, and belt sander stand:
Part 3 is beginning of the cutting and routing attachment:
Part 4 Finishing the router attachment:
Using it for wood turning:
I will update this thread with plans and new videos / parts later.
Last edited by Tuomas; 12-09-2016 at 12:05 AM.
Congratulations Tuomas - Your Dremelathe is the Tool of the Week!
Tough week to win! Nice Rotary Table from Metaler and Drill Press Table from morsa. Plus multiple good entries from jjr2001, who is rapidly climbing the Top Builders List with many new entries including a popular Optical Center Punch.
The Dremelathe is related to your previous win for a Dremel Belt Sander Attachment. However, it's clearly a distinct tool of its own right, and it's good to see it addressed separately. For more Dremel tools, see HomemadeTools.net search for "Dremel", including this Dremel Jig from mklotz and a Dremel Lathe Mount from Christophe Mineau.
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Congrats again and great job!
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Last edited by Tuomas; 09-28-2016 at 04:01 AM.
Short overview from the features of it:
Its still not finished, im going to make a set of accessories to it too, but the main idea can be seen from this video.
I've long contended that one of the most universally useful tools is a motor with a chuck on it. Add a pile of bolt-on accessories and one can do almost anything.
In my shop there's a 1/4 HP reversible motor bolted near the front edge of the workbench. Next to it is a big box of accessories, everything from sanding disk to wire wheels and sharpening stones. It gets more use than most of my powered tools.
In a similar vein, like you, I've built numerous Dremel attachments that widely enhance the utility of the tool. Your video has given me some ideas about how to extend the utility of those attachments. Many thanks.
The other thing you've confirmed is the fact that, although hand-held power tools are useful, bringing the work to the secured tool allows for much more precision than can be achieved hand-held.
Congratulations on what you've done. In addition to clever design well-executed, you've helped encourage future readers to think about the wisdom of building around what amounts to a motor with an attached chuck. It's a perfect way for folks on a small budget to outfit their shops with a wide range of wood and metal working capabilities.
I do have one safety concern, though. Is that a knife you're using as a turning tool when you have the thing set up as a lathe? If it is, I hope you've ground the edge off of it. If the tool rest is ever set too far back from the work, it's possible for the tool to be grabbed and flipped out of your hands. Proper lathe tools are easily ground from old files or even concrete nails.
Thanks again for showing your work. It's a credit to both your ingenuity and construction skills.
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I have seen a lot of your tools and other works.
So, it feels good to read what you just wrote.
You're absolute right.
I supposed to make simple copying lathe for making wooden lures. Then i tought it could be more.
Im still going to make that copying accessory, and other improvements to this little later. I got couple other ideas what i want to do first.
Yep. I used a knife, but that was just for that quick try.
Im going to use it with Dremel flex shaft mounted to that copying tool, mostly. But, i have made some turning tools too.
That part was taken from the old video (i was lazy ).
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