Beading Tool Case

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Project by doubleDD posted 12-13-2019 01:18 PM 438 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this case for my beading tools which I only use on occasion now. I kept them on my rotary tool rack that’s mounted on the lathe but decided other tools were more efficient there. Still wanting to keep them close by without putting them in a drawer I figured this case would be a good home and I mounted it to the back of the stand. (last picture) Just a slider box with a clear acrylic top so I can see and remember what’s in there. LOL.
Made from tree of Heaven and finished with lacquer.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#1 posted 12-13-2019 01:24 PM

You need to make a sign:
In case of beading break glass. ;-)

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#2 posted 12-13-2019 02:02 PM

What a great idea having an acrylic lid so you can see what’s in the box. I’ll be using your idea I’m sure! But in my case it won’t be lathe tools! No pun intended.
I like what Nathan said! Funny stuff!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 12-13-2019 02:08 PM

Beautifuil box….you take very well care of your tools!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dave Polaschek

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#4 posted 12-13-2019 02:24 PM

Is Tree of Heaven kind of like FOG Wood, Dave?

Nice case for your tools, and the clear acrylic is a great idea, as is mounting it vertically so it’ll be harder to set other tools on top of it. Great thinking!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 12-13-2019 02:33 PM

Tree of Heaven, interesting. Does it stink when you cut it? That type of tree is considered an invasive species in South Carolina. I had two huge ones in my yard. The big one must have been close to six feet across but became hollow in the middle. It blew over in the blizzard of 1993 and cascaded into the next five trees.

Nice case. I started looking and was thinking how is going to open it? Second picture solved the mystery.

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#6 posted 12-13-2019 02:55 PM

Lazyman, I like your comment and may have to add the writing on the case. That is funny.

Thanks Tony. I thought the clear top will help me to remember what’s in there. I will see it every so often depending where I’m standing in the shop so this way 3 months from now I won’t have to go open it to find out.
I just sent you a e-mail with another lathe pun too. LOL.

Thanks Ivan. My dad always said taking care of you tools will take care of you.

Hi Dave. I’m not sure what you mean by FOG wood. The reason it’s mounted vertically is there’s not much room anywhere else. I think they are considered garbage trees around here too. Asa kid there use to be many but not to many now.

Controlfreak, I don’t remember it having any smell but the wood was very dry. I think they consider it a garbage tree around here too. As a kid there use to be a lot of them around but you don’t see many now.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 12-13-2019 03:34 PM

FOG – found on ground

I like the look of the wood. Great idea to mount it on the front of the lathe cabinet so you can get to it. Clear acrylic sliding lid is also a good idea. Are they clipped in place or is there a risk they will tip out when the lid is pulled up?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#8 posted 12-13-2019 03:59 PM

I really like how you chose to display your beading tools Dave. I really like the acrylic face so that you can see the tools.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#9 posted 12-13-2019 04:36 PM

Neat solution for storing your tools Dave. I hope to buy what I need to try one of those beaded projects, they are amazing.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#10 posted 12-13-2019 10:06 PM

EarlS, thanks, FOG found on ground. I should of known that since I do pick up a lot of the wood I use. This time I received the log from another LJ. Tim387 gave it to me and I’m beginning to like the character a lot. The tools are set in a cut out so they won’t roll around The slide out is on top so I can reach for one if I need it.

Thanks Lee. As we get older we forget where we put things so this way I will see them in front of me time to time.

Thanks John. They are easy to use but you can get the same effect with different tools.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 12-13-2019 10:10 PM

Hi Dave, good looking box – clear face is a great idea, not only have them handy but you can see what’s in it.
tree of heaven – walnut ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#12 posted 12-13-2019 11:39 PM

Very nice Dave, looks like you have an organized and tidy shop the opposite to mine. Nice box and great idea with the clear lid.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#13 posted 12-14-2019 12:23 AM

Dave- I am afraid you might be spoiling your tools just a wee bit by giving them such a nice place to live felt carpeting and a picture window sheesh…lol that’s a awesome project sir. You done those puppies proud!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#14 posted 12-14-2019 12:36 AM

Nice one Double Dave,
You’ve certainly done those tools justice.
Its always a shame to hide nice looking tools behind a closed lid.
You’ve managed to show these off a treat with the see through lid and keep them well protected.
Nice work. Lovely lumber too.
Kind Regards

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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#15 posted 12-14-2019 12:45 AM

Dave,,,Very professional ….....nicely made and very practical with the clear top. always nice to have everything at your fingertips.
Great Project….....Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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