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Project by LittlePaw posted 1114 days ago 2824 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bertha’s lead was enough of a kick in the butt for me to get a caddy built for my wood burning set, the parts of which are everywhere except where I expect ‘em to be. So, starting with a 2×4, I drilled it full of holes, glued a couple of spacers on the bottom of it @ each end so saw dust won’t accumulate in ‘em holes.

In order to attached the base unit to the caddy, I removed the metal cover and drilled two holes so I could attached the unit to the caddy, and probably voided my warranty by drilling the holes.

Next I pre-drilled the holes to accommodate the 1/4” x 2 1/2” lag bolts (and wrapped the screws with elec tape) so I could wind the power cords up when the set is not in use. The next thing I had to do was to attach a strip at each end on the bottom of the caddy to serve as the feet, and then added the round felt pads.

. . . nutt’n fancy – just utilitarian ! ! !

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.





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Alexander

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#1 posted 1114 days ago

Very nice set up. Every thing in it’s place and a place for every thing.

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

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Bertha

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#2 posted 1114 days ago

Nice, Paw! You’ve got a lot of handpieces. I’ve only got two for my Dagger. I’m jealous:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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LittlePaw

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#3 posted 1114 days ago

The hand pcs were on sale and I couldn’t resist! These will probably last me quite a while before I’d need to add more.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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1yeldud1

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#4 posted 1114 days ago

instead of using electrical tape – why not make a trip to one of the “big box stores” and purchase about a foot of clear vinyl hose (probably less than a dollar) to slip right over the 1/4 inch bolts !!!!

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Roman Hrytsak

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#5 posted 1114 days ago

Nice set up LittlePaw! Now you’ve inspired me again!
This will help me organize my unit. Thanks for the post.

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 1114 days ago

It is really cool to have everything in one place! I love organization and utilitarian or not, this is a great project! :D

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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LittlePaw

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#7 posted 1114 days ago

1yeldud1, Now, why didn’t I think of that?? Great suggestion – I’ll get some at Lowes next time I’m there! Thanx!
By the way, how come you haven’t posted any of your projects?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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1yeldud1

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#8 posted 1114 days ago

Im a tool and die maker by trade and in the past 10 years just getting machines and tools “rounded up” for retirement. Ive basically just built fixtures and jigs out of aluminum and wood. Built a fair share of small boxes – nothing special – the reason Ive not posted any projects is i dont have a electronic camera – Im still a 35mm camera “buff” who collects old canon film cameras and has resisted the digital movement (hard headed) lol !!!! -

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LittlePaw

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#9 posted 1113 days ago

Okay, Hard Headed, what may be “nothing special” to you may just be something spectacular to most of us without the training and skill you have. Besides, everything I’ve posted ARE “nothing special”. I had a lot of fun making them and posting them and getting responses from like minded people all over the world is even more fun! So stay hardheaded and keep collection old film cameras – I’ve got a few myself. You don’t have to give that up. Just add a simple, inexpensive digital clicker and let us enjoy and learn from your accomplishments. We’re waiting :D

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Tom "BUG" Janos

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#10 posted 1103 days ago

great idea and a time savor i am sure

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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LittlePaw

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#11 posted 1103 days ago

1yeldud1: I went to look for the clear plastic tubing you suggested. On the way I happened to see some wooden dowels, so I used a 1/4” one and cut 2” pcs and replaced all those bolts wrapped in tape. Thanks for the idea – I just modified it a little. Now I like it much better! Also, I just finished making a mini table (12” x 18”), beveled the edges 45 degrees so it’ll be more comfortable for the arms (Yah. my poor wittle arms!) and mounted it on a 10” lazy susan to make turning the work pc easier.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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LittlePaw

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#12 posted 1091 days ago

After using the caddy for a while, I just had to make some changes: I didn’t like the tips all on one side placed front to back. I got branded by hot tips a couple of times – that was it! So I made a square arch over the control unit so all the tips are now along the front – no more owies! Then there was the cord attached to the tips that was always tugging the wrong way. It was just enough of a constant pressure that made it annoying to work it. So, I glued an arm, leaning toward me so it’ll hold the wire coming down almost directly over the mini table,

and take the pressure off the tip. Now everything is made of wood; not much for looks, but it works for me.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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