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Project by lew posted 09-05-2014 01:09 AM 1229 views 5 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to all of the suggestion from my Lumberjock friends, here’s the completed remote caddie.

Made of Oak, Maple, Walnut and Cherry. I measures about 4” x 6” x 5”. Finish is oil based poly.

I ended up making a jig to cut out the holes.

Rough cut the holes using my scroll saw.

and then used the jig to rout to holes to the final dimensions. The router bit was a spiral flush cut bearing bit.

Once all of the pieces were cut I used an insert to keep them aligned during the glueup.

Then some final sanding and the finish. If I had it to do over, I would have used lacquer instead of poly. The poly tinted the maple a golden hue. I was thinking white strips.

Thanks for looking and thanks for all of the suggestions.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.





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Karson

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#1 posted 09-05-2014 01:11 AM

Looks great Lew. Nice job on the alignment inovation.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 09-05-2014 01:20 AM

Nice job. Like the pics showing how you did this. Turned out sweet.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Hacksaw007

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#3 posted 09-05-2014 01:46 AM

Great, thanks for all the instructions and pictures!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 09-05-2014 02:01 AM

Cool! Looks great, with nice pictures, instructions and construction process. Thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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grizzman

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#5 posted 09-05-2014 03:05 AM

very nice lew, you could make a bunch of these for family and such, i really like how these turned out, using the router to give that finished look was a good call…

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

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NormG

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#6 posted 09-05-2014 04:24 AM

Great job, but I would have to first put the remote in the caddy for it to do its designated job

-- Norman

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Eric in central Florida

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#7 posted 09-05-2014 04:55 AM

Nice job lew !
Definitely handy & super nice looking.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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abcabc12345

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#8 posted 09-05-2014 04:58 AM

very nice

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Tooch

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#9 posted 09-05-2014 09:25 AM

Cool looking project Lew, at first glance I wasnt’ sure if it was solid the whole way through or just had dividers on the top piece. the pictures really help show the form of it!

is that insert just a piece of 5/4” Decking?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Jim Bertelson

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#10 posted 09-05-2014 02:11 PM

Interesting project and a great result.

Here in La Conner for 10 days, beautiful weather so far, and the forecast looks good. Shop work surfaces are the projects here, with the torsion box bench nearly done. Should be done today with any luck, minus a finish of some sort.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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sras

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#11 posted 09-05-2014 02:51 PM

Nice project Lew – and a great write up!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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woodsmithshop

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#12 posted 09-05-2014 03:08 PM

very nice Lew, I made one also, but not this nice, mine was from plywood, functional only, not pretty.

-- Smitty!!!

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Tootles

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#13 posted 09-06-2014 12:50 AM

It turned out good. I’m sure your brother and his wife will be happy with it.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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lew

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#14 posted 09-06-2014 01:40 AM

Karson and Tooch- Thanks! I used a piece of Poplar and custom fitted it into the center hole. I probably should have also made another piece for one of the corner holes. It took a little finessing to get the inside of the holes aligned.

Jay, John and Hacksaw- Thanks! I appreciate it when others also give a little more detail about the build.

Grizz- Thanks. I think the real secret to the routing success was the spiral bit. I first tried this with a straight cutter and the wood burned terribly.

Norm- Thanks, I’m in the same boat! Usually find it between the couch cushions!!

Eric and “abc”- Thanks!

Jim- Thanks! Looks like La Conner is have a nice long stretch of gorgeous weather. Maybe too nice to stay in the shop! Been thinking about a torsion box work surface mounted on a lazy Susan base. My fear is it will be too heavy to move/store in my tiny shop.

Steve- Thanks!

Smitty- Thanks! That’s how I would have made one- for me- or just used an empty cardboard box.

Tootles- Thanks! Going to ship it out on Monday so it will be there when they return from vacation.

Thanks everyone for all of the views and making this a “Daily Top Three”! I really appreciate the honor!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Napaman

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#15 posted 09-06-2014 02:07 AM

very cool…looks like a fun and practical project…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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