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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-16-2016, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Is anyone aware of a clear plastic base for a Dremel or Foredom tool that is available or plans to make one? I am in the final stages of building my first guitar and would like to try to inlay a cut shell initial. I have seen the Lee Valley version for the Dremel, and I think I will purchase that one soon, but I think there may be more control with the Foredom, which I also own. This is one of those times when I wish I asked this a week a go. As always, THANKS FOR THE HELP.

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It isn't clear, but have you checked out the precision router base at Stewmac and other places ? It might work for what you would like to do.



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Google "homemade Foredom router base" and search images. Lots of good pictures and ideas to make your own.

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Thanks for the replys Marvin and Gary.

Gary, a friend has the StewMac holder that you speak about. He tells me that it is worth every penny he paid for it, but I may have a hard time seeing such a small area for the inlay.
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Thanks for the replys Marvin and Gary.

Gary, a friend has the StewMac holder that you speak about. He tells me that it is worth every penny he paid for it, but I may have a hard time seeing such a small area for the inlay.
If you like the StewMac holder, consider removing the metal base and making your own out of Plexiglas/Lexan. It looks as if the upper posts are attached to the base with FL HD screws so this should be easily done. The clear base would give a better view of the work area, but you could also increase the opening to suit and the OD if needed to provide support.
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You might try Pat Warner's website (he's Quillman here on our forum) and if he doesn't have one made he might make one for you to your specs.

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Rick,
I have the StewMac and have made a few jigs for it including an acrylic base plate from 0.093" thick sheet stock available at Home Depot. The StewMac, though, is not a plunge base and you might be better served by the versatile plunge Lee Valley unit if the price is acceptable. The attached photo shows a few of the items I made for the StewMac and my Dremel tool.
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