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Short length of shaped maple dowel chucked into a flexible-shaft tool becomes a burnishing tool for small carvings.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #65 Apr 1998 pg. 34

Shop-made base converts a high-speed rotary tool into a miniature router.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #94 Jun 2002 pg. 22

Tips on getting started in electric woodcarving using flexible shaft power tools. Pattern for wheat sign included.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1980 (v.58#1) pg. 30, 116

Cut, grind, shape, shine. An overview of rotary ("Dremel") tools, the various bits and accessories, and typical uses.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jun 1998 (v.21#9) pg. 49

Power carving. What is available in electric and air-powered carving tools and tips on their use.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1987 (v.10#9) pg. 70

Tip on making small sandpaper disks for Dremel and Foredom tools.
CHIP CHATS Sep-Oct 1991 (v.38#5) pg. 80

Clamp-on lightweight tool and power cord hanger.
CHIP CHATS Sep-Oct 1993 (v.40#5) pg. 61

Portable support (hanger) for a flexible-shaft power tool is made from a C-clamp, thin wall conduit, and an eyebolt. Will clamp to almost any worktable.
CHIP CHATS Jan-Feb 1994 (v.41#1) pg. 100

Use a pencil sharpener spiral cutter to remove a lot of wood in a short time when carving. How to adapt the cutter to fit a flexible shaft.
CHIP CHATS Jan-Feb 1994 (v.41#1) pg. 114

Fixture for clamping the Foredom handpiece to a movable base and using it as a small router. Includes a vacuum pickup for sawdust.
CHIP CHATS Jan-Feb 1995 (v.42#1) pg. 32

Holding device for flexshaft grinder features casters with brakes and handles to wheel it around.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 2001 (v.48#3) pg. 130

Wood block and rubber strap secures a Dremel Moto-Tool and allows it to be used as a lathe when making miniature table tops.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #90 Dec 1982 (v.8#6) pg. 60

Woodworking jigs and accessories for the Dremel Moto-Tool and Drill Press that are designed especially for the production of miniatures.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #91 Feb 1983 (v.8#7) pg. 32

The hobby lathe, a major step toward professionalism. Tips on using small lathes (such as the Dremel Moto-Lathe) and various accessories to fabricate miniature items.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #92 Apr 1983 (v.8#8) pg. 58

High-speed problem solvers. Tips on selecting and using compact power tools such as the Dremel "Moto-Tool".
FAMILY HANDYMAN #279 May-Jun 1987 (v.37#5) pg. 12

Tip shows how to support a mini rotary tool in a vise to make it a grinder for sharpening drill bits, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #343 Nov-Dec 1993 (v.43#10) pg. 74

Tip on securing a rotary tool (using an angle bracket and hose clamps) to free up both hands.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #385 Feb 1998 (v.48#2) pg. 23

Power carvers. A buyer's guide to small, electric power carvers and tips on their use.
FINE WOODWORKING #87 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 81

Hand-held motor tools. A review of seven different rotary and flexible-shaft tools and tips on their uses in model making.
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1989 (v.7#5) pg. 28

A makeshift modeler's lathe is improvised from a motor tool (rotary tool) and a metal bookend (for the tailstock).
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1996 (v.14#3) pg. 88

Make a motor-tool table saw. How to convert your Dremel Moto Tool into a miniature table saw.
FINESCALE MODELER Oct 1999 (v.17#8) pg. 60

Special device which holds a Foredom flexible shaft handpiece for cutting intarsia designs into gemstone slabs. The unit is adjustable and pumps coolent over the grinding bit.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #543 Jan 1983 pg. 46

How to construct a light-duty, variable-speed, bench top carving machine from an old sewing machine motor. The motor is housed in a metal mailbox and attached to a tilting base.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1993 (v.47#5) pg. 87

Make your own mini-router. A holder for small hand grinders converts them to routers capable of reaching 30,000 rpm.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #554 Jul 1974 (v.70) pg. 66

Tips on using those high-speed rotary power tools, such as the Moto-Flex Tool Model 232.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #579 Aug 1976 (v.72) pg. 96

Using a small hand-held powered cutting tool, or a flexible shaft tool, can be a good way for a beginner to get into woodcarving. The work goes quickly, there is little fatigue, and the results are good. Tips on getting started in carving with power tools.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW May 1977 (v.8#2) pg. 22

Make a flexible shaft tool setup from an old 1/4 H.P. motor mounted to a board, a purchased shaft and a handpiece attached to the chuck to make it easier to cut close with greater control.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Feb 1978 (v.9#1) pg. 14

The flexible shaft tool. What is it. Part 2. Typical cutters and burs and two stands to hang or mount the motor.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall 1978 (v.9#3) pg. 19

Three power take offs for a flexible shaft.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1964 (v.121#4) pg. 190

Adapter for a flexible shaft allows shaft to be clamped in the toolpost of a lathe, thus serving as a toolpost grinder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1967 (v.127#4) pg. 184

Flexible-shaft machine is a small circular saw mounted on a roll-around base. Can be used as a grinder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1970 (v.134#2) pg. 172

Backpack paint removing machine. An electric motor mounted on a plywood frame which you carry on your back, a flexible shaft and a circular wire brush, make an effective paint removal system for large areas, like the side of a house.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1974 (v.141#5) pg. 152

Turn a hand grinder into a toolpost grinder by using this mounting attachment made from wood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1974 (v.142#1) pg. 103

Hold a miniature grinder in a simple wooden clamp, weighted down with the sole of an old iron.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1976 (v.145#6) pg. 40

Attach a magnifying glass to a grinder being used on small parts.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1976 (v.146#4) pg. 38

Miniature lathe tools made from cut nails and pieces of dowel. Also describes a wooden jig to convert a hand-held power tool, like a hand grinder, into a small wood lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1978 (v.149#2) pg. 122

Tabletop wood lathe is built mostly of wood. Uses a Dremel Moto-Shop to supply the power. Estimated cost: $6 + Dremel tool. Turn small spindles. Ideal for model making.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1980 (v.154#2) pg. 98

Homemade, adjustable trammel point for use with a high-speed hand grinder, such as the Dremel hand grinder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1981 (v.155#1) pg. 120

A flexible-shaft miniature power tools lets you do beautiful work in tight places. Includes tips on woodcarving. Build an accessory rack and a handpiece clamp accessory.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1983 (v.160#4) pg. 96

Guide to small electric hand grinders.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1963 (v.183#6) pg. 182

Tips on using the Dremel grinder as a router and shaper.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1968 (v.193#4) pg. 152

Wooden tote-about case for a light-duty, flexible-shaft motor and lots of storage for cutters, grinding tips, etc. Also includes plans for a roll-about stand for heavier motors and heavy-duty flexible shafts. Tips on selecting and using flexible shafts.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1969 (v.195#5) pg. 124

Hand grinders and flexible shaft grinders. What is available, what accessories are available, and what are some of their many uses.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1977 (v.210#5) pg. 128

Mini power tools. What is available in high rpm, hand-held power tools (such as the Dremel tool) and tips on their use.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1982 (v.221#3) pg. 92

Decorating wood surfaces using a woodburning tool or a rotary hobby grinder. Some tips.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #57 Nov 1990 (v.10#3) pg. 29

Unorthodox lathe toolpost grinder. Build a grinding head that is rotated using a flexible shaft powered by a remotely-located electric motor. The grinding head also converts your vertical milling machine into a surface grinder.
PROJECTS IN METAL Jun 1988 (v.1#3) pg. 15

Hand held power carving tools. What is available in various styles.
SCALE WOODCRAFT #7 Winter 1987 pg. 63

Tip on converting a 1750-rpm motor into a flexible-shaft tool.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #205 Aug 1993 (v.18#1) pg. 28

Rotary power carvers. What is available in moto-tools, flexible-shaft carvers, and detailing machines.
WOOD MAGAZINE #19 Oct 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 64

Wall-mounted swing-arm support holds the motor end of a rotary tool up and out of the way.
WOOD MAGAZINE #57 Dec 1992 (v.9#9) pg. 30

Old swivel barstool makes stand for mounting the electric motor for a flexible-shaft tool.
WOOD MAGAZINE #61 Jun 1993 (v.10#4) pg. 13

Power-carving bits. An overview of the various sizes, shapes and applications.
WOOD MAGAZINE #77 Feb 1995 (v.12#2) pg. 19

Coloring the shank of a rotary carving bit provides a warning if the bit has worked itself loose.
WOOD MAGAZINE #99 Oct 1997 (v.14#6) pg. 20

A guide to ultra high-speed engravers. Tests of four kits, advice on compressor requirements, bits and tips on what to look for when choosing one.
WOOD MAGAZINE #103 Feb 1998 (v.15#1) pg. 52

Power-carving. An overview of the rotary tools, bits, and techniques used in power-carving.
WOOD MAGAZINE #117 Oct 1999 (v.16#6) pg. 52
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #119 Dec 1999 (v.16#8) pg. 8

Convert a high-speed rotary tool into a miniature router with this accessory table.
WOOD MAGAZINE #125 Jul-Aug 2000 (v.17#5) pg. 26

Cutters for power carving. Some thoughts on the selection of grinders, burrs, and sanding drums for power carving.
WOODCARVING #6 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 26

Keeping your cutters carving. A maintenance guide for rotary tool users. Tips on cleaning and re-dressing.
WOODCARVING #9 May-Jun 1994 pg. 44

Tip on reshaping power-carver stones for detailing feathers and fur.
WOODCARVING #10 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 6

Tip describes how to rig a flexible drive machine with a reciprocating handpiece so it operates all the time.
WOODCARVING #25 Apr 1996 pg. 5

Safety tips for working with flexible-shaft power tools.
WOODCARVING #25 Apr 1996 pg. 50

Tip on making leather strops for Dremel-like rotary tools. These can be used to sharpen carving tools.
WOODCARVING #39 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 64

Homemade shield for extracting sawdust when using a flexible-shaft tool is made from plastic soda bottles.
WOODCARVING #45 Nov-Dec 1998 pg. 14

Tip on mounting an electric drill when using it to power a flexible shaft.
WOODTURNING #16 Oct 1993 pg. 73

Power carve your turnings. How carving and texturing with power tools can add a new dimension to turnings.
WOODTURNING #51 Apr 1997 pg. 51

Simple jig for fastening a Dremel Moto-Tool to the frame of a jigsaw or drill press to form a stationary tool.
WOODWORK #21 May-Jun 1993 pg. 72

Carving flora and fauna. Andrew Armitage shares tips and tools for carving birds using Dremel power tools.
WOODWORKER #1050 May 1981 (v.85) pg. 276

Carving with power. Using motorized rotary tools, flex-shaft rotary tools, reciprocating carvers, air-powered tools and micro-motor tools.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1994 (v.18#6) pg. 18

Shaper table for Dremel Moto-Tool includes 4 storage drawers.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1970 (v.26#2) pg. 22

Shop-use test of the Dremel tools for the model maker (the Moto-Flex, the Moto-Tool and the Moto-Lathe).
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1976 (v.32#5) pg. 14

Adapter holds a high speed hand grinder clamped to the quill of a drill press. This allows the grinder to be used as a router.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1983 (v.39#6) pg. 21