Change font size
It is currently Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:08 pm


Post a new topicPost a reply Page 1 of 2   [ 16 posts ]
Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Alternative use for a Dremel Cut-off Wheel
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:25 pm 
Crucible King
Crucible King
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:26 pm
Posts: 3672
Location: Nebraska
Sure, a lot of us have used a dremel tool to hack apart LEGO elements. The cut-off wheels make quick work of ABS, and makes the job that much easier. And we know that once a cutoff wheel gets dull, but not chipped, we just throw it away. I've had a little stack of dull wheels that can't be used on ABS anymore, and I had an idea. This is that idea:
Image
I took three cutoff wheels, used a razor blade to enlarge the pinhole a little bit, glued them together, then stuck a rod in for a handle. I also took a 4L Technic Bar with Stud, cut at the stud and glued the stud to the front. This adds playability and customization: Alone, it makes a decent boss. You could add a stud to it, and have a larger boss. Add a bayonet or similar pointy object, and you get a scottish targe shield.

As far as I know, this is original. I haven't ever seen this done before.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Alternative use for a Dremel Cut-off Wheel
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:57 pm 
Crucible King
Crucible King
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 3622
Location: In your basement, under the floor boards... O.O
Woah, now that is awesome, CB! B) If I had a dremel, I'd do this wippity-quick. I especially like how you glued the stud to the front; very creative.

_________________
LEGO Builder, Writer, Video-Gamer, Greaser, History Professor, Swordsman, and Military Collector. I am the Most Interesting Man in the World. :p


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Alternative use for a Dremel Cut-off Wheel
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:20 pm 
Hammer Ace
Hammer Ace
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 25, 2009 7:08 pm
Posts: 2651
Location: The bridge of the Tristram
Brilliant!

_________________
"...and not be a lame, boring adult with no toys or hobbies."-Napoleon Flickr


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Alternative use for a Dremel Cut-off Wheel
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:31 pm 
Cast Cleaner
Cast Cleaner
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 11:01 am
Posts: 156
Great find!

_________________
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Check out my Flickr! http://www.flickr.com/photos/oilyanator/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Alternative use for a Dremel Cut-off Wheel
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:43 pm 
Smelt Sire
Smelt Sire
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 13, 2009 9:35 am
Posts: 1694
Location: Writer's Block
Whoa, nice.

_________________
JOIN OR DIE!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Alternative use for a Dremel Cut-off Wheel
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:00 pm 
Crucible King
Crucible King
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:26 pm
Posts: 3672
Location: Nebraska
Thanks guys. Glad you enjoy it :D

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Alternative use for a Dremel Cut-off Wheel
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:09 pm 
Chief Smithy
Chief Smithy
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:57 am
Posts: 1471
Location: holland, michigan
Well played, sir. Well played.

_________________
...and that's how Equestria was made!
flickr | teller's tales


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Alternative use for a Dremel Cut-off Wheel
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:34 pm 
Crucible King
Crucible King
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:26 pm
Posts: 3672
Location: Nebraska
Thanks SV!

Quick mod/upgrade:
Used the handle from a Castle Kiteshield instead of a rod: This works much better, but requires a shield to be sacrificed. The handle from the kiteshields offers better poseability, and just plain looks better.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Alternative use for a Dremel Cut-off Wheel
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:19 pm 
Mould Mason
Mould Mason
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:37 am
Posts: 742
Location: Bowling Green, Ohio
I bet with the texture of the dremel bit that paint would look really cool on it.

_________________
"I wish to have no Connection with any Ship that does not Sail fast for I intend to go in harm's way." - Captain John Paul Jones


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Alternative use for a Dremel Cut-off Wheel
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:25 pm 
Crucible King
Crucible King
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:26 pm
Posts: 3672
Location: Nebraska
I bet it would. If I had some good paint I'd try. Or if I were any good at painting I'd try X)

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post a new topicPost a reply Page 1 of 2   [ 16 posts ]
Go to page 1, 2  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
610nm Style by Daniel St. Jules of Gamexe.net