A Dremel rotary tool is a very versatile tool to own and use. Sometimes depending what bit, sanding drum, cut off wheel or grinding bit, you may be using, holding the Dremel in a comfortable position can be a little awkward. I remember seeing a picture in a magazine of a handle that someone had made for their rotary tool. So I decided to make my own.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
A piece of hard wood scrap I had found in the scrap wood trash can at a place I used to work at. ( I think it is Walnut)
A cordless drill (used for tracing out the handle)
A drill press, oscillating sander, hand saw
Four rubber self adhesive pads
Four Velcro cable ties
Step 2: Construction
I have a small cordless drill thats fits very nicely in my hand, so I decided to trace out the handle grip on the piece of wood that I had. Luckily the piece of wood was the same width has the drill handle.
I was able to use the oscillating sander and drill press where I volunteer, on my lunch break, but unfortunately I don't have any pictures of that process.
I drilled out along the traced lines and cut out excess wood so that I wouldn't have to sand so much.
Using the oscillating sander I was able to get a perfect fit for my hand, on the handle.
I drilled two 3/8" holes where the Velcro straps would run through to attach the Dremel tool to the handle.
Step 3: Finishing Construction
The rubber pads that I used came from some long forgotten piece of electronic equipment.
I put them on top of the handle so to help keep the Dremel tool in one position.
I used Velcro cable wraps since they hold securely and are easy to adjust or tighten as needed.
Step 4: The Completed Handle
I'm quite happy about how it turned out, it can stand up on its own because of the wide base. It feels great in my hand just like my cordless drill.
It doesn't need to be used all the time but I'm sure it will come in handy for some jobs.
When I was finishing up I found this clip on hat light and tried it on the Velcro strap and it works providing a work space light. The light came from Walmart, it's cost was around a dollar or two.