Marking Tool and Square Caddy

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Project by RPersad posted 08-05-2011 05:38 PM 2180 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn’t like my squares being banged around on the workbench and also i kept losing pencils in the shavings so i built a caddy to keep them safe and also to keep all the marking tools handy. The ends, dividers and base are mahogany and the sides are cypre. The slots were outlined on the bandsaw and hollowed out with a Stanley No.71 Router Plane and the dovetails done by hand (my 1st attempt at dovetails). There’s also a row of 1/8” dowels wedged as a movable divider to keep the pencils upright (only shown in last picture). Finish is Cabot Spar Varnish.

-- Measure Twice Cut Once -- It's a lot easier to cut more off than it is to cut MORON.

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#1 posted 08-05-2011 06:21 PM

As always, I’m not very happy when people’s shop jigs look better than my furniture, but … I’m man enough to say … Great Job !!!!

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 08-05-2011 06:42 PM

Yes, pretty impressive for a caddy, nice joints, keeping things close and handy is always a good thing, I’ve spent more than too much time on many occasions, looking for some tool that was right in front of me all the time, lols, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#3 posted 08-05-2011 07:00 PM

Where the h3!! did I just put that dang blasted _ ! I haven’t even moved my feet since I set the darn thing down and now I can;t find the dang blasted thing!

Now those are some serious dove tails.

Nice job.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#4 posted 10-09-2011 08:24 PM

Man, I just love big dovetails. How is that bottom held in there?

Great work. I’m going to probably steal this. Just so you’ll know.


-- Jim

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#5 posted 10-09-2011 08:48 PM

That’s a fine tote box and very nice dovetails.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 10-09-2011 09:33 PM

UH OH! Do we have another Kent Shepherd? Are all your jigs made this way? lol That would look great on any WW bench. And ditto on the dovetails.

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#7 posted 10-10-2011 05:33 AM

@OutPutter….the bottom is glued in and held with a few 1/8” dowels (the small darker circles seen on the sides). I didn’t want it to be too complex seeing as the heaviest load would be a few pencils and other light stuff. there is also a pair of 1/4” square dowels that run perpendicular to the slots for the squares so they don’t fall through the slots.

-- Measure Twice Cut Once -- It's a lot easier to cut more off than it is to cut MORON.

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David Grimes

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#8 posted 10-10-2011 06:59 AM

Very nice work. I like caddies, too.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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