How to improve handling and control on your Dremel Multi, in BETA version for now. This is student-budget style.
Always remember to clamp down your workpiece!! Always!!
Any comments and tips for design-improvements will be greatly appreciated.
Step 1: What You Need:
- A Dremel
- A piece of roundwood (for a handle)
- A hoseclamp
- A piece of sheetmetal
- Some screws
- Tools (woodsaw, screwdriver, vise, plyers, etc)
Step 2: Cutting Wood
Simple.Take saw, cut wood in appropriate length.
Should be aubout the same as the length across your palm.
Remember, clamp down.
Step 3: Cut, Adjust, Trim Metal
First, make a hole, 20 mm in diameter (0.7873992 inches according to my calc), in one end. Clamp it down while drilling. I used a step-bit to make the hole big enough.
Now,if you didn't clamp it down, use your bandage.
Then, trim the metal down to size (not adding any mesurements for now, still in BETA, remember).
Bend, fold, sand. Repeat.
Drill two small holes in the metal (see image), with matching holes in your wood-handle-thingy.
Step 4: Assembly
Using a screwdriver and two screws, mount your handle to your beautifully shaped piece of metal.
Then, wedge your hoseclamp into its appropriate position.
Step 5: Fitting for Test.
Unscrew the chuck and front-ring on your Dremel, then thread your newly assembled Dremel-control-tool over your Dremel.
Refit the front-ring (you should have a ring or a nut or whatever here, or else this is going to be very wibbly-wobbly), and tighten the hoseclamp around the Dremel-body (NOT to tight, it may restrict the movements inside the Dremel. Besides, you will probably break it too...)
Step 6: Finished
Enjoy. Keep in mind, this is still work in progress, but it beats paying up for a new Dremel (unless you really feel like doing so, that is).
Time for testing.
Step 7: Change Bandages
Keep in mind, change your bandages from time to time. And don't wear them too long.