Hot Glue Gun Caddy for French Cleat Wall (or desk/workbench)

Hey awesome Glowforge community!

I am new to Glowforge and am excited to share a rapid prototype process we were working on for our school makerspace. Follow the link to see the process if you like, including how we worked Box-O-Matic into our workflow.

It’s a hot glue gun caddy that allows kids to easily grab the whole kit-and-kaboodle (sp?) and take it to their workspace for projects. We have a French Cleat system freshly installed in our makerspace, and we are so excited to develop more designs that leverage the Glowforge + French Cleat System! While we used hot glue and cardboard for the prototype, the final will likely be out of acrylic or pressboard (with the cleat screwed, not glued. :wink:

The design should fit 12oz Mason Jars and the Adtech mini low-temp glue gun, but double check with what you have before going all in. Of course the design can be modified to fit different jars and guns. :wink: Design files below.

Hot Glue Gun Prototype 1 of 2.pdf (185.3 KB) Hot Glue Gun Prototype 2 of 2.pdf (71.0 KB)

I was excited to see others on this forum are also designing for French Cleats!

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Oh my goodness! My absolute favorite part of that video was where you sat and twiddled your thumbs waiting for the glue gun to heat up! BTDT! :rofl: :+1:

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Welcome to the forum. It is obvious you will be a great addition to the community. I look forward to your future posts.

I love that you use the glue gun to make a caddy for the glue gun.

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Welcome to the community! You will love it here.

I’m curious how you are managing social distancing in your makerspace.

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Fun to watch your video. Great idea to keep it all together. Nice of you to share!

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HA! Thank you! That was my favorite part too :slight_smile:

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Yes, very meta! LOL