Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Handmade lazy susan tool organizer...and giveaway winner announcement!

Carol Dekle-Foss
(Giveaway announcement at bottom of post)
Hi Everyone! I have been re-organizing my studio to allow for a better workflow and wanted to share my latest creation. A flex shaft or dremel bit organizer! I fell in love with this one, but decided to make my own. Handmade tools are MUCH cooler;)
I first started by looking at thrift stores for the right piece of wood that I could recycle and use. I found a weird handmade thingamabob that was perfect! It had a base that I removed, and a center hole with a removable dowel running down the middle. Handmade toilet paper holder gift that someone didn't want?? Who knows, but it was just what I needed!
I first measured and marked to allow at least one inch in between the bits. After marking where I wanted the bits to go, I used a punch to give the drill bit something to grab. The largest flex shaft bit I have is 1/8" in diameter, so I used a 9/64" drill bit, to allow a little wiggle room. 
I wrapped tape around the drill bit marking the depth I wanted to go, and drilled at a forty five degree angle.
 I then drilled a couple large holes with a hole saw for easy access to small tools I use often. I also drilled smaller holes for my saw blades. 
The best part? It swivels! My husband had a swiveling base thingy that I attached. 

I LOVE it! I have two more sides that still need to be finished.

You could use a 4'x4' or even a 6'x6' piece of wood and make your own lazy susan. If you decide to make your own, here is a swivel base you can get for cheap at Home Depot. Beats spending $50 bucks, although that stand is VERY nice.

I also found this desk organizer and riveted copper wire to the sides for easy access to silver wire I use often.


Now for the giveaway!

CONGRATULATIONS to Miss Patricia Quinn! You are the lucky winner of all three pieces. I will be contacting you within the next few days for your mailing address.

Thank you to all who commented and shared your stories, and also for your warm healing thoughts. 

9 comments:

Karen McGovern said...

This is so great! All of my bits are in one bucket... In a jumbled mess. I need this!

Staci Smith said...

I can never find the bits I need. I am so doing this!!!

lakesuperiorwaves said...

Wow that's so cool!! I have some of those swivel bottoms too.

lakesuperiorwaves said...

Oops congrats to Patricia Quinn!

Carol Dekle said...

Cool Staci. Would love to see pics when your done!

Carol Dekle said...

Do it Karen! It will go nicely with those beautiful new cabinets you just ordered!

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

How brilliant! I need to do this as well!

Patricia Quinn said...

Nice organization tools. I am so excited about winning. These pieces are just my style and will easily layer with my own hancrafted pieces. Thanks for such an awesome contest.


P. Quinn
Myfoundobjects.net

Natalie Champagne said...

One of those "Why did I not think of that myself!" Brilliant:)

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