Cherry for my Dremel Storage

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Project by doubleDD posted 04-15-2017 03:02 PM 2100 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With my new (to me) Dremel tool I inherited, I had all these plastic boxes with the accessories in them. Don’t get me wrong , they are nice but take up too much room for me. After building the Dremel router jig a couple weeks ago I decided I needed to consolidate the mess. I had some 1 1/2’’ thick cherry wood all twisted, and after running them over the jointer I ended up with 3/8’’ thickness, enough for a storage box. I used kaizen foam to hold the cutting accessories and old pill containers for the miscellaneous cutting, sanding and polishing pieces.
Worked out great. It’s 10’’ wide x 7’’ deep x 5 1/2’’ high. No handle on it since there will most likely be something stored on top of it on the shelf. Finished with a coat of Danish oil. When I look at the last picture and see everything in one box rather than all those plastic boxes, the decision was easy. Tony, here is your next project. LOL.
Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 04-15-2017 03:18 PM

Very nice. Mine just sits out on the bench …. but I do use it a lot.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 04-15-2017 03:35 PM

Nice way to organize all those pieces!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 04-15-2017 03:37 PM

Dave,I appreciate you and all my LJ friends who are organized. It seems that all I can manage are good intentions. 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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#4 posted 04-15-2017 03:51 PM

Dave that is a nice organizer that has beauty and class .
Now you got us all going to clean up and get organized .


-- Kiefer

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 04-15-2017 04:18 PM

Your a hard guy to keep up with Dave! You and Paul (Shipwright) (which I give great credit to for the inspiration you both gave me for my new dremel jig) are way ahead of me on this one.

Funny that you just posted this nice box to organize for your dremel. I was just now looking at the plastic box my dremel came in and found some small accessories hidden behind the slit where the instructions were held in the lid. My dremel came with a light attachment but the part that made it work was stuck in that instruction slot and I just now found it. The light is not that much help although because the LED beams are not focused on the cutting bit instead they are along side it as you can see in the photo. :(
Anyway your box is nice and when I find time I’ll make me one!

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

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#6 posted 04-15-2017 04:25 PM

Very nice box. To nice to get beat-up around the shop.

I have to agree with Lee. My Dremel lives in an ammo box with all the assorted parts too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 04-15-2017 04:51 PM

I’m with you Dave, nothing like being able to find what you want, when you want! Nice job on the box!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 04-15-2017 05:10 PM

very very nice box Dave love it

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

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#9 posted 04-15-2017 06:37 PM

Paul, I can see yours sitting on the bench with your ongoing beautiful marquetry work. If you lived closer, a lot closer, I would strongly consider a class. Thanks for your help.

Thanks Steve. I had to do something. I don’t like having all those accessory boxes.

Lee, thanks and you made my day with your reply. Still laughing.

Thanks Klaus. Spring clean up time is here.

Tony, that’s really interesting having a light. Mine is probably so old, a light was never considered then. I had asked Paul originally about having a light on the jig to see better, but he was right, I really don’t see the need. YET

rjR thanks. If I had a ammo box then mine would be in there too.

Thanks John. I think I’m ahead on this one, now to organize the other 20 things that need it. LOL

Thanks Sterios, I’m lovin it too.

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

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#10 posted 04-15-2017 08:15 PM

Congratulations on the top 3 award Dave & great end result.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 04-15-2017 08:32 PM

Really beautiful box Dave. Congrats on your Top 3!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 04-15-2017 08:46 PM

A very COOL way to organize the tool and it’s accessories…

Nice JOB!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#13 posted 04-15-2017 10:19 PM

Hey Dave-
Real nice job on the box !
Ya can never have to many boxes … thats what i say :)
Keep boxing Bud

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#14 posted 04-15-2017 11:22 PM

Thanks Tony. Much appreciated.

Jerry, simple, effective, and with a purpose. The best kind.

Thanks Joe. We all need organization. Hope it works out for someone.

JayCee, only if they are made of wood, The plastic ones are for recycling. LOL>

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

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#15 posted 04-15-2017 11:35 PM

Dave, Nicely done, now put it to use. LOL! That’s what Grizz used to say to me when I posted my jigs. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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