|Project by George_SA||posted 11-03-2013 11:35 AM||2567 views||15 times favorited||6 comments|
I have been away for awhile. Life gets in the way some times. I moved from inland (Freestate SA to the North Coast of Kwazulu Natal SA). Last week I got my Table saw up and running. (I will do a blog later on about my new workshop).
My wife is quite active in her arts and crafts hobby and has been experiencing problems with her glue gun dripping hot glue all over. I decided to make her a glue gun caddy to solve the problem. After Googling and Pinteresting I came up with this design.
This was one of those nice projects where everything just falls in place. It was all in my head and I started scratching around my woodpile (which still needs a LOT of organizing). Found two pieces and the result can be seen above. I did not have any specific plan, just a visual idea of what the end product should more or less look like. The different parts came into being as I moved along.
Most of my tools are still packed away until I get time to organize the shop. I therefore only have limited box making capabilities and then (lightbulb) a idea came to me. Make a box using the table saw.
I added two blocks to the glue gun post to give it a bit more surface area to attach to the base
I used my homemade bar clamps to clamp the glue stick box to the base
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