Mini router DIY - for flexible shaft motor (post)

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Mini router DIY
for flexible shaft motor.

Hi LJ’s.

Some months back, I needed to make some small inlayed dovetails, for a repair in a cracked piece of wood and I remembered that or fellow LJ Paul Shipwright had made a inlay router attachment, for his flex shaft tool, so I set out to make me one, with his in my mind.

Small router attachment, to use with my Dremel flexible shaft motor.

Thank you for the inspiration Paul.

You can read more in the blog:

1. The router stand.
2. Making the top part.
3. Fitting flex shaft handle.
4. Shaping.
5. The base.
6. The router stand.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, perhaps a small router stand.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 03-23-2020 07:42 PM

Sweet Build!

Stay well my friend!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 03-23-2020 09:35 PM

Nice work, Mads!! I have found a plunge base for a Dremel that works just like that. I had to look all over the place for model of the Dremel that would fit it but I did find one in a New Jersey hock shop!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 03-23-2020 10:43 PM

a man that can make his own tools will never need.nice work my friend.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 03-24-2020 01:52 AM

I can’t wait to see what you used it for. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 03-24-2020 02:01 AM

Great project and it’s always nice to see where you got your ideas so we can see the job from another angle.
Really appreciate your blogs!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#6 posted 03-24-2020 11:40 AM

Very Cool project! Looks amazing

-- Best regards

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#7 posted 03-24-2020 02:06 PM never know when you might need it…nice gadget!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 03-24-2020 03:10 PM

Glad to be of service Mads. Enjoy your new tool!

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

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#9 posted 03-24-2020 05:07 PM

Hi there,
Happy to see you are all well.

shipwright, as said, you are an inspiration on many levels, as a person as well as in woodworking, thank you my friend.

Ivan, yeps, it’s one of those tools. Smiles.

DanwWorld, thanks a lot.

htl, it’s what i’s all about, become inspired and do things from our angle. Thanks for the kind words.

Swirt, you can see it in the latest blog: here I use it for a dovetail inlay. Thanks.

Pottz, he will ever get bored for sure, even during a pandemi… It makes me feel alive. Thank you my friend.

Jim Jakosh, whhhooo a backward search, you found the base and then had to find the matching router. Cool. They are really useful. Thanks.

Lew, I promise I will do my best, My gf is a doctor working by the respirators here in Denmark, saving the victims, so at least I’m in good hands… Stay well my friend.

Best of my thoughts and wishes of good health to you all,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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