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Project by BarbS posted 07-21-2013 02:01 AM 1062 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!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/





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shipwright

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#1 posted 07-21-2013 02:09 AM

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. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#2 posted 07-21-2013 02:46 AM

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

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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nuttree

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#3 posted 07-21-2013 04:10 AM

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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americancanuck

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#4 posted 07-21-2013 10:16 AM

very very nice. I too love the handle!

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SPalm

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#5 posted 07-21-2013 11:12 AM

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

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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mmh

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#6 posted 07-21-2013 12:31 PM

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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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 07-21-2013 02:24 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Dan

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#8 posted 07-21-2013 02:26 PM

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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BarbS

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#9 posted 07-21-2013 03:00 PM

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

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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kiefer

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#10 posted 07-21-2013 03:10 PM

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

-- Kiefer 松

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BarbS

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#11 posted 07-21-2013 07:43 PM

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.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 07-21-2013 11:59 PM

Very nice Barb!

-- Janice

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Roger

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#13 posted 07-23-2013 03:02 AM

Everything ya need rite there. Nice n handy/dandy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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mafe

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#14 posted 07-24-2013 01:07 AM

Really sweet Barb. ;-)
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Fishinbo

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#15 posted 07-24-2013 02:40 PM

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

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