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Tool Caddy design #1: First initial mock up

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Blog entry by August McCormick Lehman III posted 08-17-2014 09:21 PM 855 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After reading the book
New traditional woodworker
I wanted to make a tool caddy.
Wondering if you guys have any input on my little project?

After doing some work around the bench I notice that tools start to become a mess,
And was worried that tool might get damage.

This is what I seen to grab all the time so far.
I’m using a baltic birch ply for the base 3/4 thick
And using red oak for sides.
So I tried to mock it up by laying tools down.

And here I made some kind of handle using 1” red oak wood
And I drilled some holes to place pens and marker

Then I place more tools

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woodchuckerNJ

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#1 posted 08-17-2014 10:34 PM

yep, building that it’s good to layout the tools first. Then of course after you build it, you’ll have new tools and there goes the plans… :-)

But seriously looks good, keep it balanced, so that the weight is equal… Looks like that plane will unbalance it..

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 08-17-2014 11:21 PM

ANYthing that helps keep the bench uncluttered is a helpful addition. Here’s what I did

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/81609

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#3 posted 08-17-2014 11:33 PM

Thanks Jeff
I was thinking about that handplane,
You see what I really wanted to put there was a block plane.
But I don’t have one.
Trying to see what else can go there like what you say being unbalance.
Thanks man.

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#4 posted 08-17-2014 11:34 PM



ANYthing that helps keep the bench uncluttered is a helpful addition. Here s what I did

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/81609

- JoeinGa


Thanks bud.
But damn I can’t do what you did,
I’m just a wanna be,
That very nice set up that would be nice to do someday.
Once I learn a few trick here and there.
Thanks for input guys.

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#5 posted 08-18-2014 12:10 AM

Great ideas, keep doing the good work :)

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#6 posted 08-18-2014 02:59 PM

Great caddies, guys. August, I like that perfect handle screwdriver. Looks like one I own.

-- Ed

#7 posted 08-18-2014 05:07 PM

#8 posted 08-18-2014 05:08 PM

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#9 posted 08-18-2014 07:34 PM


- JoeinGa

Thanks bud.
But damn I can t do what you did,
I m just a wanna be,
That very nice set up that would be nice to do someday.
Once I learn a few trick here and there.
Thanks for input guys.

- August McCormick Lehman III

Hey Auggie,,, dont sell yourself short man. What I did isn’t anything “special”. Look at the pic’s in that blog again. I just happened to be given some scraps of that wood. And that’s why the odd shape. It wasn’t planned that way.

I didn’t have enough pieces to make the back square and that’s why it’s “notched” at the two back corners. Also if you look close, I screwed up when I cut the slots in it for the rulers. The widest slot doesn’t QUITE match up and has a sort of zig-zag in it.

The base is from a piece of plywood left over from another project. And the side pieces that hold the pencils, center punches on the left, plus the screwdriver bits over on the right were already shaped that way when I got the scraps. I just figured out a way to drill the holes to hold the pencils and other pieces.

YOU CAN DO THIS, MAN! It dont have to be mahogany or walnut! It dont have to be all curved and fancy. It can be a an old block of wood from the scrap pile with holes drilled in it. It can just as easily be pine with some stain for a bit of color.

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#10 posted 08-18-2014 08:40 PM

Pine with stain. Now you’re talking my language!

-- Ed

#11 posted 08-19-2014 07:56 PM


- JoeinGa

Thanks bud.
But damn I can t do what you did,
I m just a wanna be,
That very nice set up that would be nice to do someday.
Once I learn a few trick here and there.
Thanks for input guys.

- August McCormick Lehman III

Hey Auggie,,, dont sell yourself short man. What I did isn t anything “special”. Look at the pic s in that blog again. I just happened to be given some scraps of that wood. And that s why the odd shape. It wasn t planned that way.

I didn t have enough pieces to make the back square and that s why it s “notched” at the two back corners. Also if you look close, I screwed up when I cut the slots in it for the rulers. The widest slot doesn t QUITE match up and has a sort of zig-zag in it.

The base is from a piece of plywood left over from another project. And the side pieces that hold the pencils, center punches on the left, plus the screwdriver bits over on the right were already shaped that way when I got the scraps. I just figured out a way to drill the holes to hold the pencils and other pieces.

YOU CAN DO THIS, MAN! It dont have to be mahogany or walnut! It dont have to be all curved and fancy. It can be a an old block of wood from the scrap pile with holes drilled in it. It can just as easily be pine with some stain for a bit of color.

- JoeinGa


Thanks bud
I have lots of pine
Some if them are so old
I have some that are 6×8x10’long came from a old warehouse
That wood could be a good project to cut all my wood from.
Thanks for the support.

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