Small Bench Caddy

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Project by BarbS posted 278 days ago 921 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was recently offered a big bunch of 3” cherry strips if I’d make the man something in exchange for them, so I came up with this little bench caddy to send him. It’s 7” long, 2” wide and high, with a handle added, oiled and waxed. it worked pretty neatly, and I got lots of cherry strips to make more!


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#1 posted 278 days ago

That’s one sturdy little caddy Barb.
Good score for you and a nice little box for him….... Win-win.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#2 posted 278 days ago

It’s even cooler being so little : ) Love the handle addition.

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#3 posted 278 days ago

Cool little box.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#4 posted 277 days ago

very very nice. I too love the handle!

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#5 posted 277 days ago

Now that is darn right cute.
I love cherry. I big bunch would be nice. Interesting to see what else you come up with.


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#6 posted 277 days ago

Very nice! This would be a great caddy for garden tools or any craft/hobby.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 277 days ago

Barb, that is a nice piece and I would say that he surely must be happy with that trade. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 277 days ago

Very cute ! love the basic idea. are those hand cut finger joints? some called box joints, too.

-- Dan Stine, Galion Ohio

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#9 posted 277 days ago

Thanks, everyone. And no, Dovetail, those are TS cut finger joints. I can’t imagine doing finger joints by hand!


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#10 posted 277 days ago

Nice box and trade !
Scroll sawn handle ?
Would look good with flowers also ,just a thought.

-- Kiefer 松

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#11 posted 277 days ago

Thanks Kiefer; no, the handle was drilled out with a forstner bit and the corners taken off with a bandsaw, then filed and sanded smooth. I’m working on some more, with a dovetail attachment of the handle.


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#12 posted 277 days ago

Very nice Barb!

-- Janice

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#13 posted 276 days ago

Everything ya need rite there. Nice n handy/dandy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 275 days ago

Really sweet Barb. ;-)
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#15 posted 274 days ago

Handy dandy little caddy! I’m sure the man appreciates it. Great dovetails and handles. Great job!

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