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 Post subject: Tool Caddy
PostPosted: October 2nd, 2008, 11:09 am 
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After a few years of tying with a tool cluttered desk, searching for thread, pliers, whip finisher, etc. I decided to do something about it. I decided I didn't need something that was store bought. I recently purchased a desk top drill press ($35 bucks on sale) and put it to use. I bought a square piece and flat piece of red oak as well as 1/4" oak dowel. Cut the base pieces to size with a circ saw and glued them together with Titebond II. Drilled the holes, glued in the dowel and added a coat of finish.

I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and it works really well. And I have no wood working skills at all......

Bart


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 Post subject: Re: Tool Caddy
PostPosted: October 2nd, 2008, 11:47 am 
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Nice work! It is amazingly similar to the one I inherited from my dad. Now if I only had time to use it.....


 
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 Post subject: Re: Tool Caddy
PostPosted: October 2nd, 2008, 4:32 pm 
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Nice job Bartman, looks great!

I don't have much time (or space) anymore, and everytime I would get stuff out, I would get called away. It was really frustrating to say the least.

This past spring, my dad surprised me with a small tying desk that I can move around pretty easily.
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It sure makes it easier to just bump out a couple of patterns in the evening when I get home from work without the hassle of getting stuff out/putting it back away. One day I'll have a dedicated space to use, until then...

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Catch'em up!

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 Post subject: Re: Tool Caddy
PostPosted: October 7th, 2008, 12:57 pm 
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How did you get the stain down into those small holes?


 
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 Post subject: Re: Tool Caddy
PostPosted: October 8th, 2008, 6:05 am 
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Robo wrote:
How did you get the stain down into those small holes?


I used a Q-tip.....then I had to pic out a few little cotton fibers that were pulled off. If I had it to do over again, I would have taken a small foam brush and cut it up so that the foam would fit inside the diameter of the tool support hole. Then dip the small piece of foam into the stain and transfer onto the wood.

Bart


 
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 Post subject: Re: Tool Caddy
PostPosted: October 12th, 2008, 4:41 am 
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Nice job Bart! You guys are so creative! I'v used a piece of Balsa wood with drill hole in it for years.

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