Tool Caddy - for gardening, drawing, painting... (post)

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Tool Caddy
for gardening, drawing, painting…

Hi LJ’s,
Here a post from the blog on the making of a tool caddy, as a Christmas present for my girlfriend.
I enjoyed this little project for many reasons, first off all because it is a gift for my gf, second because it was an improvised project based on an older project of mine, third, because I could use it to show some methods of working and even more important, how to fix our mistakes.

This post is from the following blogs:
Caddy for tools, gardening, drawing, painting…:

1. The tool tote.
2. Preparing the wood.
3. Sawing techniques.
4. Chisel techniques.
5. Listening to the groove…
6. Fixing mistakes.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, perhaps that you learned something, or at least that you enjoyed the post.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

9 comments so far

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#1 posted 01-08-2020 11:28 AM

Very cool live wood handle!! Greta plus for handmade fingerjoints!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 01-08-2020 12:03 PM

Perfect gift for a gardener! Got to love that handle! Nice work!

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

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#3 posted 01-08-2020 02:38 PM

Nice finished caddy Mafe, your girlfriend will welcome it with love. I learned a few things along the way following the blog. Except for #6, I’m quite familiar wit that one.

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

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#4 posted 01-08-2020 03:07 PM

love that handle it just speaks gardening.nice work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 01-08-2020 03:08 PM

Very nice, them gaps happen when we mix a single malt in the process:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 01-09-2020 03:36 AM

Extra nice caddy, Mads. I love the handle!!

Cheers, my friend…..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 01-09-2020 03:56 AM

Nice tool tote Mafe. Nice work with the fix too.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 01-09-2020 11:35 AM

I love the natural branch handle which definitely gives it the charm factor.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 01-09-2020 07:14 PM

Hi there,
Thank you for the comments.
stefang, smiles Mike, Yeli also said that it was just perfect with that branch, so I am extra pleased.
swirt, thank you, I thought it would be nice to share our fixes also, I love the fact that it’s not a perfect world. ;-)
Jim, one more Jim, extra thanks.
Andre, big laugh, yes you might have a point thereā€¦ But as long as we can get a good one, then the mistakes adds times for one more. Smiles.
Pottz, I agree it some how calls for gardening and nature. Thanks.
doubleDD, big smile, yes nr 6 is a must learn. Happy you could use the blog.
woodshaver Tony C , I look forward to see where she will use it, I have a feeling it might be in the garden when spring comes and the greenhouse starts calling. Smiles thank you.
Ivan, only the best for our loved once, so they had to be hand cut, thank you buddy.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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