Remote Control Tote

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Project by maplerock posted 12-24-2014 07:22 PM 1494 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been a while fellow Lumberjocks! I have not been idle however, just working away like a hyperactive elf. This little project came about out of necessity. My TV takes a remote, my DVD player takes a remote, the cable box has a remote, my Roku has one too. They are everywhere. They fall into the crack in my recliner. They slip under the couch. It was ridiculous.

I could have bought a remote caddy to slip over the arm of my recliner, but they seem tacky. And I’m sure there are others on the market, and probably some better designs than this one. I like this one though, it’s pretty, and useful. Perhaps a bit bulky, but it gets the job done.

It is about 10 1/2 inches long, 4 1/2” wide, and about 5 inches tall. This one is made of Cherry with Afrimosia splines. I incorporated a small compartment for a cell phone, glasses, etc.

I used a 1/2” dado for the floor, and another for the top. Before assembly (after cutting the top to size) I held each remote up and marked it’s outer dimensions. Then I drilled each end and scroll sawed out the rest. Then I rounded over the edges and assembled it. I have a Ridgid oscillating sander to smooth the blade marks.

Since making this one I made another that I actually like better. I used a 1 1/2” forstner bit for each end of the opening in it… thus no scroll saw. Just completed the openings with the sander.

Not a masterpiece, but useful and pretty. I like it, and I hope you guys do too!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#1 posted 12-25-2014 01:50 PM

I like this Jerry. Well done. Small but, holds everything. My wife & I were just talking about a something to hold the remotes in the other day. This is one of those “resolutions”/to do things. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Have a safe holiday season.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 12-25-2014 06:08 PM

Nice work! I just wish with all the Technological advancements in recent years, man would spend time solving the issue of having way too many remote controls. Personally I have 3 for Upstairs and 4 for downstairs….. ridiculous!

Merry Christmas!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#3 posted 12-25-2014 07:46 PM

Thanks Roger & Tooch! Hope you guys have a great holiday.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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