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The Bucket Buddy, yeah or nay?
When I first saw one, I thought it was a good idea. But I figured that it was one of those things that you would either like or dislike. And at prices over $10.oo just to find out, I figured I'd rather not pay more than $5.oo for one because from what I saw,finding what you have in the bottom of the bucket could be a bit of a hassle, and that's why I usually used a shorter bucket from a doughnut shop for toting tools around. Another thing I was concerned about was whether I'd loose tools from the side pockets it it where to get knocked over.
What I did was measure up from the bottom 7inches and marked it all the way around. (Mark several spots, and then run a strip of tape around for a line.) I used a pilot hole and a jig saw, but anything that can cut a plastic bucket will do. Then I made the fancy cuts in the top portion so that the bottom can slide down through the top portion, (as you can see in the image below.) I brought the height of the bucket down 3 inches from 14.5 to 11.5 inches. I used 3/8 long pop rivets, some popped some just swelled and then trimmed off the nail with trimmers. (File or hit sharp point back in.)
More Helpful Hints are on the way back.
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Lots of visits from Canada.
September 9th 2008: This week I revived the Caddy Trunk.
I think it's pretty neat, like a portable pick up I can roll about in my one car garage.
Helpful Hint: whenever working around car battery's and their connections, don't ware any metallic rings - because if you create abridge to a body or engine block with your ring - they can turn red hot in a split second. There is nothing like the agony of trying to pull a ring off while it is melting you skin
Sunday May 13th, 2007: I've been setting the 30 pages for this web-site.
May 15, 2007 this site was uploaded and launched on May 16, 2007.
That equals to about another 30 million.
Pretty Cool I'd say.
Beats collecting stamps.
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