Glue Gun Caddy

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Project by George_SA posted 11-03-2013 11:35 AM 3136 views 15 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#1 posted 11-03-2013 12:17 PM

Great idea! Nice design

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#2 posted 11-03-2013 04:35 PM

Great design and build – should come in handy.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 11-04-2013 03:35 AM

Nice work, very creative solution.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 11-05-2013 07:57 PM

Nicely done!
I love projects that solve a problem in the house or shop. :-)

Added to faves.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#5 posted 11-07-2013 02:52 PM

Brilliant idea! Like the design of your caddy, very helpful and prevents melted glue spreading all over the place. Great job!

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#6 posted 11-07-2013 08:33 PM

Thanks for the compliments. My wife decided to post this on FaceBook on an Arts & Crafts page and started receiving some orders. Faced with the prospect of having to make more (my wife is marketing this among her friends and all over so I must recon on at least 10) I decide to improve on the design and streamline it for mass production and so GG_Cady Mk II was born.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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