| Small Parts Caddy
In my workshop I use plastic 35mm film containers for storing
all sorts of small parts. To make it easy to carry these containers to where Im
working, I made the simple caddy shown at right.
The caddy is just an L-shaped assembly. It can be made to just about any size
to accommodate almost any number of film containers. And when Im finished
using the caddy, I just hang it on a wall-mounted cleat.
The containers fit into holes drilled in the hardboard shelf. As you can
see in the detail drawing, I sized the holes so that the lids of the containers
rest on top of the shelf. This way, the containers wont fall through the
A block is attached to each end of the shelf. The two blocks prevent the
caddy from tipping over when I set it on my workbench. Once the blocks are attached
to the shelf, a shelf cleat is cut to fit between the blocks. To hang the
caddy, the shelf cleat simply slips into a rabbet cut in the wall cleat.