Workshop Note Caddy

Introduction: Workshop Note Caddy

About: Design Communications, Graphic, Web & 3D CAD Designer, Woodworker

How many times when we are in the workshop all of us need to write down a quick note, measurement or a list of things to buy and we have difficulty of finding a piece of paper or a pen/pencil to write with?
I know it happened to me quite a few times.
So when I saw this caddy in a magazine (I think it was in shopnotes) I knew that it was a must to do small project for me.

The Note Caddy is suitable for any size workshop, Garage or even for your house.

Step 1: Dimensions & Matterials

Its dimensions are depending on the paper roll size you are going to use. I had a few rolls from a cash machine but they where in different lengths. That’s why you will see two pieces of paper roll hold-on on each side to mach the length of the rolls I have.
Basically made out of scrap 9mm MDF, and a piece of a dull hacksaw blade for cutting the paper, it’s an easy project to do that will also prove to be a very useful one. Doesn’t need to be fancy, just handy!
French cleat hanging system (18mm MDF) at the back helps to keep it mobile if needed.

Dimensions: This one is about 5.5” X 5.2” X 3.4”

Oh and one more thing. You know of those free IKEA give away short pencils? They are perfect for this caddy!!! ;-)

I think the SketchUp photos are sufficient enough to help you built this kind of project to your own measurements and requirements.

Step 2: Latest Improvement

Latest Improvement (not in photo)

Many times we come into the shop and we can’t find where we last left our measuring tape, so I thought what a better place to make a tape holder than on my Note Caddy to store the measuring tape!

Two pieces of 10mm scrap wood and a 2mm metal plate fixed on the left side of the Caddy did the job for me and improved the Note Caddy design as well.

Enjoy
Stelios L.A. Stavrinides
AKA
Steliart

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    7 Discussions

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    sir_ghattas
    sir_ghattas

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Love it, my dad had made one for our shop about 3 years ago exactly like this but with just the paper.

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    domino88
    domino88

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Hello Steliart,

    As always, great ideas and amazing sketchups.

    I see you're into SCUBA diving. If you ever come by Malaysia, let me know, we could meet up for a drink in Kuala Lumpur...

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    grantlairdjr
    grantlairdjr

    9 years ago on Introduction

    That's pretty cool. We even can use it for toilet paper....

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    Phil B
    Phil B

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I remember seeing plans for a couple of these in how-to magazines from the 1950s and 1960s. You have made it more useful with your own additions. As a left-handed person, I would make some changes to the writing surface to fit my personal geometry more closely.

    It is good to hear from you again.

    Thank you for visiting and for your kind comments my dear friend.
    I am sure you will make some very interesting changes as you always do Phil :)

    Stay always safe.