Tool Caddy

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Project by Fraser Gandy posted 03-07-2012 05:54 PM 2778 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this tool caddy was our intro to casework. Even though its a tool caddy and will get banged up and stuff, we were supposed to treat it like fine furniture and make all the joints super perfect and stuff. Everything is pine, with the exception of the plugs and drawer pull which i made from left over scraps of walnut (crib board project) that I brought into school from home.

The drawer runs on slides glued and pin nailed to the gables in a dadoe milled out of the drawer side.
Drawer is box joint (we made a jig before we were allowed to start the tool caddy) construction and as far as I know i was the only person to actually screw my drawer knob from the back. Two people just glued then on, everyone else has just left the drawer face blank and you can grab from underneath.

The last picture is the current use of this tool caddy. A place for my speakers and some drumming stuff. Now… i just need to make a low little chair so that i can sit sort of normal and not have my back hunched over while sitting on a foot rest..

-- Drummer Gandy

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#1 posted 03-07-2012 06:12 PM

You did a nice job on it. Projects like these give you a good start into other projects. Everybody starts somewhere and it looks like you are well on your way.

Keep up the good work. As time goes on you will make replacements to old projects that are more refined and more usable to what you want or need. Always keep an old project, just to show yourself where you started.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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Fraser Gandy

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#2 posted 03-07-2012 06:54 PM

Definitely! Ive kept all of my project from school… Coffee table, serving tray, bookshelf, tool caddy, and soon.. bed frame!!

-- Drummer Gandy

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#3 posted 03-07-2012 11:26 PM

Really sharp and well made, good job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 03-08-2012 03:35 AM

Maybe you could add castors to this one, use it as a seat, and built one that’s taller to hold your speakers and latptop?

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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Fraser Gandy

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#5 posted 03-08-2012 03:39 PM

Vakman, the castors idea would be great, but, i dont have my own shop yet. this current one is perfect as a step stool. What most of the people have been doing in previous years with them is having them around for finish work. You can keep all your nails, glue etc, in the drawer and your nail gun, hammer, heavier things on the bottom and its a good height for getting up higher for the tops of windows and door casing, or crown moulding.

If i made a second one, yeah i would probably change it up and make it a bit higher, but, its not really a priority of mine

-- Drummer Gandy

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#6 posted 03-29-2012 01:11 PM

Nice work!

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