Gatorade bottles

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Blog entry by PASs posted 12-03-2009 08:09 PM 1653 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used to do the baby food and mayo jars with the lids nailed under the shelf thing.
But after I joined the Navy I had to go more mobile.
I started putting my screws and nails into Gatorade bottles.
The nice thing is I can put a piece of bailing wire around the neck with a loop on it and hang it on a pegboard.
Since the bottle is clear I can see at a glance what’s in it.
Right now I don’t have a pegboard wall, but the filing cabinets (another blog entry) work pretty good for keeping the bottles neat and out of sight. I just group them by the type of contents (1 1/4” dry wall screw, 10p nails, 1/4” nuts) with a description written on the lid in sharpie.
And when I move (groan) the bottles either stay in the drawers, of fit nicely into a 20mm ammo can (and that’s another blog to be.)

This place is too addicting.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#1 posted 12-04-2009 12:36 AM

nice idea

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 12-04-2009 02:41 AM

Hi Pete (that’s a wonderful name)...

You’ve just mentioned some favorite things I can’t do without: clear plastic containers, file cabinets, and Sharpie markers.

We plan on moving so I’m in the middle of slowly tearing down my work space. I’m in no-man’s land; big house, no shop, no projects, yet sitting here on LJ salivating at things going on by others.

I’ve got close to 100 small baby food jars filled with all kinds of screws, bolts, nuts, fasteners, and other exotic stuff, some of which I haven’t touched in years.

You are right: “And when I move (groan).”

Hope to see more of your posts and projects. (Pictures are good, and helpful).

And Thank You for your service Sir.


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#3 posted 12-04-2009 03:04 AM

BTDT, it ain’t fun but ya gotta do it. The secret is patience. Hang in there pal. I’ve got a bunch of bread boards to make by xmas. You think you got troubles. Good luck with your problems.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 12-04-2009 01:00 PM

gatorade bottles sounds like a great addition to the shop :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 12-05-2009 01:17 AM

good idea

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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