We have been using our Dremel for more and more applications, but have been frustrated on many occasions because we couldn't find the accessory we needed. Steph decided once and for all she was going to get all the accessories organized in a way to make them visible and accessible. I found a reproduction printer's tray from a yard sale, for next to nothing, a few months ago. Steph has been trying to think up a project for it and she found it with this!
Step 1: Gather Materials and Tools
- Printer's Tray (Yard Sale)
- Acrylic sheet (Home Depot)
- Wood Dowels (Home Depot)
- Gorilla Glue (Home Depot)
- French cleat (Home Depot)
- Sticky back felt
- Plastic Sheet Cutting Tool (Home Depot)
- Husky Dimond Tip Screwdriver Set (Home Depot)
- Milwakee Penlight (Home Depot)
- Milwakee Inkzall Marker (Home Depot)
- Makita Drill and Drill bit (Home Depot)
- Dremel Accessories
Step 2: Detach Old Hardware and Secure Box
Step 3: Cut Plexiglass
To keep everything in place, we used a sheet of plexiglass to cover the front. We measured and cut it to size.
This knife is designed especially for cutting plastic. You score the marked line several times then you place the scored line over a straight edge and hope that it will break cleanly! Yay, this one did.
Step 4: Glue Dowels and Handle in Place
Step 5: Secure Plexiglass and Attach Box to Wall
We drilled pilot holes into the sides and then screwed small pieces of wood to each side to act as holders for the plastic front.
We used a French cleat to attach the storage to the wall. The wall part of a French cleat was added to the wall and the other part was glued to the back of the storage box.
Step 6: Fill With Accessories
Everything now has a place. To use, the small wood hinges are rotated out of the way and the plastic front lifted out of place. We left room for any new accessories we might get.
The dowels keep some of the larger attachments in place so they lay flat when the front is attached.
For more detail and links to the products we used, visit MotherDaughterProjects.com!