Dremel Cases

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-06-2019 03:34 AM 1244 views 4 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The plastic Dremel cases just don’t leave enough room for the cord let alone all the cutters I bought for it. So, I made a new oak case for mine and one for LJ Chuck Andrews, too!

The deep splines act as a support for the tray. The rest of the splines are needed to insure these boxes stay together under rough handling which they might get

The boxes are oak plywood and solids and are 7”x12”x 5 1/2 ” high and finishes with semi gloss Polyurethane.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 03-06-2019 04:02 AM

Very very nice Jim! I like these a lot.

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#2 posted 03-06-2019 04:18 AM

Nice work, I also find they rarely make a case with any kind of room.

I have used my dremel to remove the plastic ribbing on several and managed to repurpose them for other uses. Call me cheap… LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 03-06-2019 04:48 AM

There you go,Jim. Doing something practical again.

I wonder what that’s like.

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#4 posted 03-06-2019 06:57 AM

Great looking boxes. You also don’t like those plastic boxes…, me too!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 03-06-2019 12:28 PM

Good looking boxes for your dremels. I like the removable tray and compartments in the lower area. Functional with a couple splines for style points. Nice!!

A number of the plastic cases in my shop are looking rather shabby and need to be replaced in this fashion. Looks like I will be “borrowing” some of your ideas.

Do you worry about the handles on top getting damaged? I’ve considered making indentations on the sides with a low profile piece of wood above the indentation for lifting the boxes. The problem with handles on the sides is that it takes both hands to carry it. I wonder if a recessed handle would be an option with a thicker top, then the boxes would be stackable as well?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#6 posted 03-06-2019 12:57 PM

Jim, real nice cases but the one on the right has a top to die for – beautiful

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 03-06-2019 12:58 PM

Nice work Jim and very practical for the dremels! I like the way you use larger splines for tray support, then you don’t loose and real estate below for your parts and pieces. Big improvement from the plastic cases for sure and I’m sure Chuck appreciates his as well!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#8 posted 03-06-2019 01:08 PM

GREAT project, size sounds about right, I have Dremel stuff scattered all over my work benches, and the Dremel its self does not fit well in the carry box it comes in. GOOD JOB Functional Good lookin!

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#9 posted 03-06-2019 01:31 PM

Very practical Jim. I have made 2 already since I outgrew the first one. I like the idea of the removal tray, wish I had thought of that. I may have to add one.

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

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#10 posted 03-06-2019 02:18 PM

Thanks for sharing the idea Jim. I might have to make one for my dremel.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#11 posted 03-06-2019 03:51 PM

Great idea Jim. I like them.

-- 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 03-06-2019 05:14 PM


Another project added to my to-do list!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 03-06-2019 05:41 PM

Too pretty ot get banged around the shop!

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

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#14 posted 03-06-2019 05:52 PM


That is a COOL Dremel case / box!!

I only have two suggestions:

1. Make the handle so it collapses so boxes can be stacked.

2. Have a little Indentification label holder where a card can be inserted to identify the Contents.

Super layout…

Thank you!

I need to make similar boxes for my Hot Glue goodies…

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

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#15 posted 03-06-2019 06:41 PM

I guess I’m just lazy but my Dremel has the flex cable on it and just hangs on a wall hook and stays plugged in with a cut off tool on it which is what I use it for 95% of the time.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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