Dremel Router Base Jig (Inspired by Double DD)

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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 04-15-2017 12:54 AM 27055 views 19 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have Dave Aka Double DD to thank for inspiring me to make this when he posted his Dremel Router Base Jig. A great way to used up some scraps. It’s
4 1/2” square. I hit Ace Hardware for the 6” threaded bolts, nuts, washer, and press in nuts and with a few measurement that Dave posted I was anxious to get stared. I have one more almost finished to give our son as a gift.
Hope you like mine as much as you liked Dave’s :)
Thanks for looking,

The hardware,
Two 6” X 5/16” fully threaded bolts, two lock nuts and two washers and 4 press in 5/16” nuts for the knobs.
For the carriage, Two- 3/16” x 2” bolts, two lock nuts and two washers. All cost about $7.00 US. I used toggle bolts and discarded the wing nut’s

Thank you Double DD!

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-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#1 posted 04-15-2017 12:58 AM

Wow !!!!
what a wonderful base !!!!!!!!
I will be feeling bad to use it :) hahahaha
GR8 work Tony

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#2 posted 04-15-2017 12:58 AM

Tony that’s almost too pretty to be a jig but it’s something I need to look at …

What would a woodworker use the Dremel for ?

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 04-15-2017 01:16 AM

Thanks Steliart, Don’t feel bad I’ll take good care of it! LOL!!!

Thanks Ed,
The dremel can be use for a number of woodworking tasks. I wanted the jig to help guide my hand when signing or (carving) my name in certain projects. The bit is the same a router bit but much smaller.

Maybe Someone else will chime in with some suggestions.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 04-15-2017 01:21 AM

That is one sweet router base!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#5 posted 04-15-2017 01:58 AM

Nice work Tony.
That looks like a great piece of equipment to have around.
It came out great looking too.

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#6 posted 04-15-2017 02:40 AM

Turned out great Tony. The knobs are the focal point. If you make one for your son he can make his own sign. Haha
Looks like you got the right bit too. I received the other bits I ordered today. Some 60 degree and 90 degree carbide V bits. Haven’t tried them yet but will tomorrow and I’ll let you know how they work.
Have you tried yours yet?
By the way, Dave who?
Thanks for the mention, I appreciate it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 04-15-2017 03:03 AM

Thanks Dave Rutan,
It dose look good!

Thanks Eric!
Now I need to practice writing my name with it.

Thanks Dave…..
(double DD) that’s who! LOL! I did give it a try just before I posted it here. It works just as expected. I was able to write name …Whoopee! My parents would be proud of me! LOL!
The 90 degree bit is the one you recommended. I’ll wait to see what you recommended next before I buy another one. I agree about the knobs being the focal point. Don’t us guys just love things with knobs? hahaha!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 04-15-2017 03:42 AM

I just spent 30$ to buy new one for my Proxxon,but this one looks so beautiful, besides functionality.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 04-15-2017 03:48 AM

Pretty nice and a wonderful accessory for the dremel .
I like the visibility that the base allows and the knobs are just beautiful too.


-- Kiefer

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#10 posted 04-15-2017 04:26 AM

It’s on my list Tony and Dave but I am waiting for my New 3 hp dust collector. And now I have to run some new wiring for the big bear beastie.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 04-15-2017 04:53 AM

Well Tony, you and Dave have just added another must have jig to my growing list. Nicely done.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#12 posted 04-15-2017 05:47 AM

I could really use this. Years ago I bought a plastic version but it was cheaply made and didn’t hold up. Nice work.

-- Rick M,

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#13 posted 04-15-2017 09:07 AM

Very nice. Looks well made.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#14 posted 04-15-2017 10:01 AM

Wow Tony, that sure is pretty.
Makes my daggy plastic one look real cruddy.
Great job mate.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#15 posted 04-15-2017 10:45 AM

Not only functional, pretty too.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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