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    Dremel Router Adapter

    So I cannot get woodworking out of my system. Recall I made the chess set which I still haven't decided how to finish yet and I would like to leave it to my son as a legacy. He's got no use for my pipes.

    So now I have the strongest urge to do a bang up job and make the box for them with the top and bottom the chess board. That means working with a little bit of 1/2" wood but also all the way down to 1/16" veneers.

    So I was wondering whether anyone has had any experience with using a Dremel this way? I'm wondering also whether the drill has the same capacity to work laterally instead of direct.

    So that's how you start 4 paragraphs with "So."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklin Bill View Post
    So I cannot get woodworking out of my system. Recall I made the chess set which I still haven't decided how to finish yet and I would like to leave it to my son as a legacy. He's got no use for my pipes. So now I have the strongest urge to do a bang up job and make the box for them with the top and bottom the chess board. That means working with a little bit of 1/2" wood but also all the way down to 1/16" veneers. So I was wondering whether anyone has had any experience with using a Dremel this way? I'm wondering also whether the drill has the same capacity to work laterally instead of direct. So that's how you start 4 paragraphs with "So."
    Hey, Bill...I would suggest that you get the Dremel flexible shaft if you don't already have one. It makes working at an angle or almost horizontally way easier than holding the bulky motor which could just get in the way of what you're doing.

    https://www.dremel.com/en_US/product...aft-attachment
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    Thanks Russ. I do have the flex arm and the drill press stand and they do work very well. It's a quality tool. I would not have thought thev flex arm would come into play because my initial work would be mortise and tenon or dado joints for the box. This would be mostly straight up routing. Something to mull over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklin Bill View Post
    Thanks Russ. I do have the flex arm and the drill press stand and they do work very well. It's a quality tool. I would not have thought thev flex arm would come into play because my initial work would be mortise and tenon or dado joints for the box. This would be mostly straight up routing. Something to mull over.
    Something like this?

    https://www.micromark.com/Dremel-Plu...ter-Attachment
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    Quote Originally Posted by coalsmoke View Post
    Exactly like that only it is a little more complex than the one I was looking at. .nice price too Russ.
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    Here's the one I was looking at : https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.8...UGHQ&gclsrc=ds

    Now the question; Do I want to push the tool or push the wood. I think accuracy comes with the latter in my case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklin Bill View Post
    Here's the one I was looking at : https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.8...UGHQ&gclsrc=ds

    Now the question; Do I want to push the tool or push the wood. I think accuracy comes with the latter in my case.
    I think it's a questuion of being able to see the surface of the wood as the tool is engaged, if that makes sense.
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    Bill, here's a little DIY setup that I saw a while back. I think it's interesting, but I do worry about it's precision and stability...

    https://www.instructables.com/id/Min...remel-rotary-/

    These guys make some rock solid Dremel workstations, including a router table. Probably more than you're looking to spend, but I think the price is reasonable considering the materials and machining...

    http://vanda-layindustries.com/index.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklin Bill View Post
    Now the question; Do I want to push the tool or push the wood. I think accuracy comes with the latter in my case.
    Yeah, I definitely prefer to move the material for small jobs with low tolerances.
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    Very helpful indeed. You guys much are better searchers than I am. I have to consider this and decide whether I have the ability to cook one of these jigs up by myself. It's funny that I have made many jigs and for some reason never thought of doing so for this purpose. I have book marked that site. Thank you.
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