Research the materials
As a multi-tool user, you’ll sooner or later end up with a vast variety of bits and accessories. Hence this project to create a unique and interesting Dremel accessories organizer. Note that your build may vary from my example: through your choice of storage figurine, but also depending on what set of tool bits you end up storing. As your tool collection expands, think about creative variations on this theme: bigger dino? different type of creature? What else? Share your project variant concepts in the Dremelsaurus builder’s group. Share your Dremel knowledge in the Dremel user’s group.
Today’s tasks: first, figure out which accessories you want to store. Second, select the figurine base that will work with your chosen assortment.
1. The discerning accessory collector
We all need drill bits
Everyone could use a plastic-cutting wheel
A burr set: great for shaping!
The tip of the iceburg...
2. Which creature? Exploring storage options
Stegosaurus, kentrosaurus, ankylosaurus, styracosaurus?
This is a very nice looking creature. Strictly from a tool holder perspective though, the kick-ass spiky collar might get in the way of easy tool storage and retrieval. But it’s got very nice slab sides, so you could store a lot of tools there too. Definitely a contender.
This one is close to the Stegosaurus we used in our video, and offers a lot of spine length for tools. I like the raised tail, where I might store the ones I reach for most often.
While our plan is to drill along the spines of a figure to make a simple tool holder, if we need more storage we could also drill around the body, to make a sort of porcupine. One dino that would be pretty good for surface area, out of the box, would be Ankylosaurus, which has a wide round flat back, like a desert lizard.
If you like one of these, grab the set then head to the next step. There’s also a complete parts list in the materials tab on the build start page, and you can filter in the shop by this build, to see all the tools and materials we use here, at one time: project-in-a-box.
Next: the plan of attack!