The caddy I use for my machine knitting tools was slowly loosing it's sides. It wasn't meant to hold alot of weight, it was meant to hold silverware and napkins, but I love the color and the little spots that are just right for my tools. I love the handle so I can carry it from one machine to another.
And I like to make things last as long as possible, too!
I filled the side pieces with wood glue, then wrapped a piece of cloth around the whole caddy, and tied a knot. Then I slipped a piece of wood into the knot and twisted it until it wouldn't twist anymore. I like to use a square-ish piece of wood. A pencil works, too, but the bigger piece gives me more to grip.
|A long rag about 2" wide, my 'wooden iron', and another narrow rag.|
|The piece of wood is slipped through the knot and then twisted until I can't twist anymore. Then I tie the wood in place with another rag.|
|A view from the front. It is best to put the second rag under the first one before you start twisting so it is ready when you need it.|
|A few hours later the glue is dry and I can take off my simple band. You can see the wood looks secure on the left and the right side of the caddy.|
|All the tools back inside!|