Box for all things Dremel

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Inspired by all who have made their own Dremel boxes, decided it was a good idea so made one. 
The wood is Butternut with couple of strips of mahogany.     Box is 17" x 10" and 7" tall.   Wall thickness 3/8"/   It has 3 levels of storage. Bottom level is for all those things I probably will never use.   Middle level is two pieces of 1/2" ply drilled to hold all the burs, drills, sander etc. 
Top tray is to hold the Dremel tool and misc. things.   Left side is for the router base.   
Finish is 3 coats of wipe on Poly.      With all the careful planning the inside height was off by 1/8" of inch, to short to clear the Dremel tool, so "DESIGN OPPORTUNITY"  added the mahogany strips to the lid and bottom meeting surfaces and gained a 1/4",  all was well.

Ron

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beautiful box ron. having everything together and organized really makes it more enjoyable than digging through drawers looking for everything.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Wow, turning a jewelry chest into a Dremel box. A little nuts and a whole lotta nice!

Great build Ron!
Well done, my friend, now go take the pcar out for a ride.....this is a good job done and finished!

Mike

Nice tool storage box Ron, I like the look of that butternut.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

Thanks for the comments.   First use of Butternut and really like the way it looks with finish on it.   May have to keep it around for other projects.     

Ron

Beautiful wood and a super utilitarian home for your Dremel outfit.

David

Nice looking box. Almost too nice to store a dremel 
Nicely done!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Thanks for the comments, appreciated.   

Ron

Cool box 987...  somewhere I read you were waiting on engraving the logo... that looks like a slip in paper... did I err by (UGH!) reading

 With all the careful planning the inside height was off by 1/8" of inch, to short to clear the Dremel tool, so "DESIGN OPPORTUNITY"  added the mahogany strips to the lid and bottom meeting surfaces and gained a 1/4",  all was well. 

Know the feeling... I designed a box to the mm, and then bought an add on for the contents... was a tad more than 3.2mm out,


If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Nice design and build, this is a very handsome box with beautiful details.
wow you set out to build a dremel box and made a family heirloom box GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

Ron,  very well done!

When you said Butternut, all I can hear  is the American Wood Worker saying "Butternut" over and over again.

That router base is calling my name.  Surprised my dawgs have not ordered it by now.


Petey

A fine storage box to keep all the parts and pieces together. Great design with all of the levels to hold everything and the label is a wonderful idea (need to remember that). Well done.

Main Street to the Mountains

Very nice dremel box. The more of these I see, the more I think I need to make one.
Thanks for all the comments.   

 
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Cool box 987...  somewhere I read you were waiting on engraving the logo... that looks like a slip in paper... did I err by (UGH!) reading

Ducky your read correctly.   It is not a slip of paper, it is a thin piece of wood, not sure of the type   Business card sizes sold by Lee Valley, bought a bunch of them years ago, cuts with scissors easily.    One was lasered with the Dremel and cut to fit the label holder and slipped in.    If  I ever decide to use the box for another tool the label can be changed.    Did the same on all the Festool systainers and some other boxes as well.

Off to the dentist.    temp crown comes off and permanent one goes on.    At least no more $$$.    

Have a great day I will after the dentist is done.

Ron

 

 Petey
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Ron,  very well done!

When you said Butternut, all I can hear  is the American Wood Worker saying "Butternut" over and over again.

That router base is calling my name.  Surprised my dawgs have not ordered it by now. 
petey from what ive heard the dremel base isn't that good. check out the one made by stew mac, they have a few to choose from. ive got the plunge model, very well made.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Agree with Pottz the Dremel one is Dremel and a bit less than I like in quality and precision.   I would go for a better one like the above.   I would like one that could be used with Porter Cable guides.    I altered a Dremel to do this but it is not as solid as I would like. 

Ron

Great craftsmanship as always! I like the mahogany accent.  I should try this. Thank you! 

No name noobie here

Thanks YRTI   appreciate the comments.     

Ron