I have a Dremel like rotary tool and I wanted a mini router base for it. It can be bought from Dremel or Stewmac e.g.
but I decided to make one. Made an initial research (as always) and found some good and nice examples and inspirations:
Inexpensive Dremel Router Attachment
DIY 2$ Dremel Router Attachment
Homemade Trim Router Base
Homemade Router Base
I decided to make it 3 legged to increased stability and wanted to try it, so I made a prototype out of cardboard.
I documented the whole fun on Instructables step by step, and made a cardboard prototype to figure out the plan is working. Check it here:
Wooden precision mini plunge router base for rotary tool (with cardboard prototype)
Last edited by Kiss Attila Csongor; 01-01-2016 at 08:18 AM.
Hi Kiss Attila Csongor,
Very clever and useful addition to the rotary tool arsenal! Your Mini Plunge Router Base is the 'Tool of the Week'!
You'll be receiving one of our official HomemadeTools.net T-shirts:
Let me have your details (size, color choice, and mailing address) via PM and we'll get things processed directly.
Wow! What an unexpected surprise! Thank You and You all, I'm very pleased.
But there is something must be clarified. Some guys on Instructables warned me that it isn't plunge, since it's fixed and have no spring return mechanism. I'm not native in english, please help me to clarify it. During my initial research I've seen some designs called plunge but was fixed like mine.
Thank You all again!
Congratulations on being selected for the tool of the week. You have some wonderful tool designs and I plan to follow your work. Also, I think your use of cardboard stock for testing designs and prototyping is good way to proceed. One of my grandsons (who just turned 13) uses corrugated cardboard stock material to build working prototypes of machines because he doesn't have access to wood or metal raw stock let alone the tools to cut it. Yet, I am amazed at what can be built from cardboard using just a sharp #11 X-ACTO knife and white glue. Regards, Paul
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