Dremel 4000

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Dremel 4000

Postby rawkstar320 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:01 pm

Hey Everyone!

I just received my Zen 7x7 last week, and have finally been able to cut/assembly a mount for my Dremel 4000. The idea was initially generated after ready an article on Jcopro (http://www.jcopro.net/2011/11/18/a-moun ... ks-router/), but his link to the DXF files were broken. So, I just made my own!

I cut the parts out of a cutting board (Polypropylene) that was about 0.35" thick. I have attached the Gcode as well as the STL files and CamBam files in case you have different material/want to change the cutting parameters.

My recommendation is NOT to use cutting board material, it isn't very flat.

I messed up a little bit when I was machining, but restarted the program anyways - ending with a oval hole for the head of the dremel...Ill make a new one later....

D4000_Parts.jpg


Mounted fairly straight, its just slightly crooked but not bad (Ill have to re machine it)

D4000_Zen.jpg
D4000 Mounted on Zen
Attachments
Dremel 4000 Mount.zip
NC, STL, CamBam Files
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Re: Dremel 4000

Postby rawkstar320 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:35 pm

Finally got a chance to try out my new mounts! They were VERY sturdy, BUT the Dremel was held too high on the machine head! This translates to the fact that my tool bits could NOT reach my material. My guess is that if you were using a thick peice of sacrificial material this would be fine - but I like to use ALL of my 1-3/4" build area.

So, if this is a problem for you, I simply cut out a second "top clamp", move the dremel down, and used the two "top clamps". They seem to hold it just as well, but I will continue to try to find a better way.

Ps: if you downloaded at cut the parts out, post some pictures! :-)
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