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.
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
Here's the tools you'll need:
- Drill with bits
- Dremel (not pictured)
- Calipers or measuring tape
- Drill bit sizer
Optional (but helpful):
- Metal Punch(not pictured)
- Ballpeen Hammer (not pictured)
- Mallet (not pictured)(permanent install option)