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Project by doubleDD posted 12-03-2014 08:30 PM 2084 views 10 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There comes a time when one should keep all your batteries in one place and yesterday was that day. After getting tired of looking for batteries all through the house every time I needed one I figured I could make something that would hold enough of what we use around here. A piece of 2×10 pine and some walnut scraps did the trick.
The size is 10’’ x 12’’ and cut for a 10 degree when assembled. It holds plenty of what we use and I even put a shelf for the tester and miscellaneous batteries. Finished with a coat of wipe on poly. Man am I happy.
I even have a place for those rechargeable batteries in the green area.
It will hold 35 AAA, 26AA , 6 C, 4 D and misc.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.





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#1 posted 12-03-2014 08:42 PM

Keeps ‘em nice and neat
Good idea

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#2 posted 12-03-2014 08:47 PM

What a great idea Dave! Well done!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 12-03-2014 08:51 PM

Actually….that’s quite clever.

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 12-03-2014 09:18 PM

Thanks Joe, Tony, ex-member. I had to do it, I was loosing my sanity looking for batteries all the time.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 12-03-2014 09:18 PM

For what you use, Looks Great…

... I guess you don’t use the rectangular 9V batteries…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#6 posted 12-03-2014 09:32 PM

Thanks Joe. The only time I have used a 9v in the past few years are for two smoke alarms that will be replaced with hard wired ones first of the year. Those will go on the misc area with other button batteries.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 12-03-2014 09:40 PM

Very good design.

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

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#8 posted 12-03-2014 11:16 PM

I also use the 9v for the Drip system controllers… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#9 posted 12-03-2014 11:30 PM

Very clever. Got anything for reading glasses, car keys, or TV remote ? Those are the things that drive me crazy trying to find when I need them..lol….Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#10 posted 12-04-2014 12:11 AM

Very nice, I like it.
Great idea.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#11 posted 12-04-2014 12:37 AM

Neat idea, Dave!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 12-04-2014 12:43 AM

Good idea Dave and should put that issue to bed for good unless they come out with another battery size .
You should make a sketch with dimensions and post it I think a lot of LJ’s would like that .
Now where do you put it on the counter or hang it on the wall ?

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#13 posted 12-04-2014 12:58 AM

Great idea Dave thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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doubleDD

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#14 posted 12-04-2014 03:16 AM

Thanks Monte.

Joe, there was a time I used a lot of them, probably for transistor radios back in the day. Come to think of it, I believe my garage door opener is 9v, only I can’t remember last time I changed it.

kdc68, thanks. I will work on it for you. I have the same problem with a few things laying around that my wife isn’t too happy with. ha ha

Thanks Bob, Jim. I hope others can use something similar.

Thanks Klaus. You know there is always some new different battery that we need once in awhile, so that’s why I made a miscellaneous section. The last picture shows it hanging on the stairway wall leading to the shop. I could make a sketch, but I think everyone’s needs are different, and they are really easy to make.

Thanks Lee.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#15 posted 12-04-2014 12:23 PM

Great looking holder. We have an old plastic one that I so want to replace one of the days. I like your design with the single holes as opposed to the stack concept I have generally seen. Good idea with the section for rechargeables.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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