Eye Dropper Bottle Caddy

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Project by CFrye posted 08-01-2014 09:49 PM 2012 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a quick project (3 days-that’s quick for me). Hubby recently started getting his eye meds from the VA. Well they didn’t have the combination form so that meant two bottles instead of one. I tend to be easily distract…SQUIRREL!

Where was I? Oh yes! Two bottles instead of one. You have to wait between the different drops or you’re just wasting the second one since the eyes can’t absorb that much medicine that quickly. I’d forget to do the second drop or forget which one I’d already done…you get the idea.
The caddy is made of a few pieces of walnut cut offs. The base is 1 1/4”x1/2”x6” long. I originally prepared a back then changed to a center post type handle. The holes were drilled with a 1” forstner bit. I had the bottles in the shop at this point to be sure they fit. They were back in the house when I switched to the T handle idea. Therefore the handle is too short. I used the wood burner to burn “A” and “P” in the holes so I can keep better track.
I may re-do at some point. Things to do differently: make the holes deeper(may require thicker stock); make the handle taller. Thanks for looking and commenting.

-- God bless, Candy

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#1 posted 08-01-2014 10:14 PM

Turn the handle 90 degrees … fer cryin’ out loud. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#2 posted 08-01-2014 10:23 PM

Nice, Candy. You’re taking good care of Jim.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 08-01-2014 10:31 PM

I like JohnH’s comment! :)

Nice LIL caddy…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 08-01-2014 10:46 PM

Looks nice, Candy. Deeper holes would work…but so would a lil box with tiny dovetail joints! :)

I assume the A and P are before and after?

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#5 posted 08-01-2014 10:59 PM

nice caddy for the meds candy, i imagine your going to put some type of finish on it..some type of oil….would bring out the color…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 08-01-2014 11:09 PM

Squirrel!!! what squirrel???
I hate it when I miss something….

Lessons learned…. to be applied to Version 2 and every other future project.
That is not a bad thing….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 08-01-2014 11:39 PM

Have to agree with John Hutchinson. Turn the handle, or make it taller. Nice that you are doing your part to care for your hubby.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#8 posted 08-01-2014 11:50 PM

Forget what I said, Candy. You’re an angel. Don’t change a thing.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#9 posted 08-01-2014 11:50 PM

Nice little practical project, and quick too!

My guess is A = am; P = pm.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#10 posted 08-02-2014 12:06 AM

Cool little project Candy – looks like it will serve the purpose well!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#11 posted 08-02-2014 12:07 AM

Looks nice and I am sure it will come in handy. I do like that handle style. Nice!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#12 posted 08-02-2014 12:15 AM

It’s nice that you’re looking for ways to improve everyday life, and to incorporate your woodworking in that goal! If it were me, I’d probably build a new one, utilizing the ideas here, and keep this one as a backup, or as the travel version. That way it will be your prototype version, yet still have a function!

-- Dean

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 08-02-2014 03:15 AM

Good solution to a problem. Nicely done.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 08-02-2014 03:43 AM

Nice job Candy. All problems can be solved with wood right?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#15 posted 08-02-2014 03:44 AM

So that is why I can’t find that piece of walnut! Can’t turn my back on the old battle axe or she will steal me blind. Then she has the gall to show the world her ill gotten goods. Well her birthday is coming up in a few days, so I might just have to make her something to show how much I appreciate her. (Cue evil laughter. ) Nice job BOB.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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