In an article on, dated 3-1-98, there is mention of a plunge router base designed by Roy Noble. The article further mentions that this router base will be available from L.M.I. but I searched their website and could not find it. Realizing that this is some 11 years later, I wonder if anyone knows what happened to this accessory. It appeared to be an outstanding design and, while I'm not a luthier or instrument repairman, I would certainly like to find one of these for adding inlay to my woodworking projects.

Thanks for any help you can provide.


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I don't know what happened to Roy Nobles plunge router base, but I do know Dremel has it own "Plunge Router Attachment".
I found one with my hardware store (in the Netherlands/ Holland) for about euro 40.(The box has an "item no" 335).

Best of luck!
I do know that the best plunge router base for the dremel is made by Bishop Cochran and available at" . The downside, if there is one, is that it is expensive but well worth the investment.
That link doesn't work.
Did some searching and found this site: Allied Lutherie Ltd. that carries the Bishop Cochran router base. Every time I try to go to one of the Cochran sites, I get a warning "Reported Attack Site" from Firefox.


What kind of applications are you wanting to use a Dremmel/ Cochran plunge base for? I bought the Cochran plunge base for the 310 Porter Cable trim router. This is an extremely well made plunge base and I consider it to be well worth the initial investment. I think that it is a more useful/versatile combination than the Cochran base coupled with a Dremmel. The adjustable base that Stew Mac sells is all I need for Dremmel applications.
I'm really just exploring the market. I am a woodworker and make many boxes on which I would like to add inlay. I thought the Dremel and a plunge router base would be ideal for this but am retired and in no position to spend $150+ for a plunge router base, regardless of how good it is.I had seen the article on the router base designed by Roy Noble, as mentioned in my original post, and was attempting to find pricing on this base. From there, I learned of the Cochran base and, while it looks like an excellently designed router base, is well outside of my range. Sometimes it is just nice to search and see what is out there.


Here is a link to the Stew Mac Dremel base. It works very well for inlay applications.
Thanks, Paul - that is a nice looking base and should work fine for my inlays. Would love to have the plunge base, but at a difference in cost of $100 or so, I can live quite well with the Stew Mac base. Who'd have thunk that there were all of these high tech Dremel accessories available!

The Stew Mac Dremmel base works great for inlay work. I set the depth, lock it in and then tip the router down into the work. You don't really need a plunge function for that, tipping works just as well. (google it) have a very fancy router base by Bishop Cochran for a Dremmel ( in the Tools section) .......However, the price of these bases compared to simply buying a professional laminate trimmer and base kit (Makita. Ryobi/Dewalt etc) makes me pause a bit, although the variable speed of the Dremmel may come in handy for other work. The laminate trimmers/small routers tend to cut clean and have much less chatter when compared to a Dremmel. Rusty.


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