(Giveaway announcement at bottom of post)
Hi Everyone! I have been re-organizing my studio to allow for a better workflow and wanted to share my latest creation. A flex shaft or dremel bit organizer! I fell in love with this one, but decided to make my own. Handmade tools are MUCH cooler;)
I first started by looking at thrift stores for the right piece of wood that I could recycle and use. I found a weird handmade thingamabob that was perfect! It had a base that I removed, and a center hole with a removable dowel running down the middle. Handmade toilet paper holder gift that someone didn't want?? Who knows, but it was just what I needed!
I first measured and marked to allow at least one inch in between the bits. After marking where I wanted the bits to go, I used a punch to give the drill bit something to grab. The largest flex shaft bit I have is 1/8" in diameter, so I used a 9/64" drill bit, to allow a little wiggle room.
I wrapped tape around the drill bit marking the depth I wanted to go, and drilled at a forty five degree angle.
I then drilled a couple large holes with a hole saw for easy access to small tools I use often. I also drilled smaller holes for my saw blades.
The best part? It swivels! My husband had a swiveling base thingy that I attached.
I LOVE it! I have two more sides that still need to be finished.
You could use a 4'x4' or even a 6'x6' piece of wood and make your own lazy susan. If you decide to make your own, here is a swivel base you can get for cheap at Home Depot. Beats spending $50 bucks, although that stand is VERY nice.
I also found this desk organizer and riveted copper wire to the sides for easy access to silver wire I use often.
Now for the giveaway!
CONGRATULATIONS to Miss Patricia Quinn! You are the lucky winner of all three pieces. I will be contacting you within the next few days for your mailing address.
Thank you to all who commented and shared your stories, and also for your warm healing thoughts.