Every Sunday morning I have a ritual. I brew a cup of joe, gather up my checkbook and bills and go out onto the lanai to pay bills. I thought it would be convenient to build a caddy to hold all my bill paying supplies and unpaid bills. So I built this bill caddy from floppies I had laying around.
This is an easy Instructable that can be completed in a couple of hours.
Hot glue gun
Sheet of ABS
27 Floppy Disks
Discarded mint or candy container
Step 1: Build Panels
Prepare the work area by laying wax paper down on a flat workbench. Place the carpenter square on top of the wax paper.
The process is simple, start by placing a floppy disk in the corner of the carpenter square. Take another floppy and place a bead of hot glue on the edge and quickly butt it up to the floppy that's in the corner. Repeat until you complete a panel.
Make three panels of 2 X 3 and one panel of 1 X 3.
During the gluing process, make sure the floppies are all aligned in one direction.
Step 2: Put It All Together
Take another 2 X 3 panel and glue it to the center of the bottom panel. Use a speed square to make sure it is 90 degrees to the bottom panel. After the glue has set, run a few more beads as reinforcement.
Repeat for the back panel which is 2 X 3 and for the front panel which is 1 X 3.
Create the side panels by gluing in floppies one at a time, making sure everything is square.
Step 3: Finishing Touches
As a final touch, add a pen and pencil container. Find a discarded candy or mint container.
It helps if it is more square-shaped than round. Cut it to length and hot glue it into a corner of the caddy.
Load up the caddy with pens, pencils, checkbook, stapler, stamps, envelopes, calculator, paper clips, return labels and of course...unpaid bills!