Instructables

DIY Dremel Flex Shaft Stand

I saw a Dremel stand on Amazon that allows you to hang your Dremel so it is easier to use the flex shaft attachement. I looked it over and said what I'm sure is the battle cry of many of my fellow ible-ites..."I can make that!!!" So here's how I did it.

 
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Step 1: Background/Disclaimer/Whoops!!!

Just to clarify I originally meant for this piece to be easily broken down. The base was to remain in place and the pole was supposed to be removable. However, during the course of the project I suffered a brief spell of goal amnesia (A.K.A. a brain fart of magnitude 10) and ended up with a permanent installation. In my case this is no big deal, but I will try to note what you could do differently in various steps in order to make this a temporary install. In case you or your loved one would find a permanently mounted stand unsightly or inconvenient.

Step 2: Materials

Here's what you'll need to make it:

  • A hook with a threaded base and nuts that fit it.
  • A base. I recommend using a small pipe nipple and a matching flange. This is what I was going to use until I remembered this piece of salvage from an exercise bike in my parts hoard.
  • Four screws to mount the base to your work bench.
  • A dowel that fits inside the base. (Not pictured)
  • A metal rod preferably with one end bent or flared. (An old allen wrench included with prefab furniture may work)

Step 3: Tools

Picture of Tools
Here's the tools you'll need:
  • Drill with bits
  • Dremel (not pictured)
  • Calipers or measuring tape
  • Pen
  • Saw
  • Drill bit sizer

Optional (but helpful):
  • Drillpress
  • Clamps
  • Metal Punch(not pictured)
  • Ballpeen Hammer (not pictured)
  • Mallet (not pictured)(permanent install option)
pfred22 years ago
I'm guessing the metal pin found in the street is a loose hinge pin? Real loose judging by how you came across it.
Kiteman5 years ago
I didn't know you had to buy the stand separately - my dremel-clone came with both.

Good job, though.

(Jealous glare at the drill press - I need a bigger shed)
Lol dont we all my dads halfway through making a workshop in the garden (Or as my sister calls it a big ugly tin box) when thats done im gonna add some shelves and add my Junk in there lol
RadBear (author)  Kiteman5 years ago
Thanks!!! That drill press is proof that I have the COOLEST wife ever. She got that for me for Valentine's Day. I didn't even ask for it.
got to love wives that can remember what tools you want ....I have a fordom and dremels and knockoffs that when I am doing a carving demo I always need a stand got to mount this on a old fan stand and see if it will stay in place ....very nice job
RadBear (author)  awoodcarver5 years ago
I saw an IV pole in a hospital a couple of days ago and thought it would make a great mobile stand for a Dremel. You'd just have to find a way to lock the wheels once you had it where you wanted it.
RadBear (author)  awoodcarver5 years ago
Thanks. Hope you're able to make it work.
Kiteman RadBear5 years ago
True love... (You could reciprocate by arranging a membership here...)
RadBear (author)  Kiteman5 years ago
I could...but ibles isn't quite her cup of tea.
Lol, I think we have that exact drill press...
RadBear (author)  Lithium Rain5 years ago
I hope it has served you as well as mine has served me. I goes through wood, plastic and metal like they were better. Definately one of th besr gifts I've ever gotten.
It goes through golf balls like hot butter! :D
RadBear (author)  Lithium Rain5 years ago
I'll keep that in mind for the next time I decide to repurpose one.