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Blog entry by Woodwrecker posted 1151 days ago 5619 reads 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone.

I was trying to figure out a way to store some of my fasteners and small parts which lead me to construct this.

Take some Dollar Store baking pans, some scrap wood, and a little routing, sanding & painting and problem solved. I then use my label maker to identify what is in each pan. I’m still sorting things out, but so far it’s worked great. You can take the one you need to your work area and bring it back when you’re done.

I don’t think it’ll win any design awards; in fact I think I remember seeing it in an old book some where.
But it only took an afternoon and was fun to make.
I’ve been doing work just outside the garage door because it’s been really nice out.

It takes up less then one square foot of bench space and can be built as high as you like.
I limited my to 27” because it’s going under a shelf over my bench.

I just thought I’d throw it out there for anyone facing a similar storage issue.

Please excuse some of the pictures, my camera is throwing a fit lately. ;)

Hope you like it & thanks a bunch.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#1 posted 1151 days ago

I like that! Well done!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#2 posted 1151 days ago

me too

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 1151 days ago

Taking the time time to do something cool like that would free up about 12feet of poorly organized and ridiculously scattered area in my space…but how can I do it not squared…...?

-- christine

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 1151 days ago

It is a really cool project! I love to see so many of your organizational ideas. They are really nice. I also like that you paint them nicely to finish them and that everything you have been making is the same color. I know that may not matter to some, but it makes the shop look overall neat and professional. Getting the pans from the dollar store is a great idea. It beats the heck out of spending big bucks at the hardware store. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 1151 days ago

What a perfect match for your lathe table! You will soon have matched “furniture” in your shop!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 1151 days ago

That’s a neat idea! (My wife is going to be wondering what happened to all her baking pans.)

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#7 posted 1151 days ago

Very nice Eric.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#8 posted 1151 days ago

Sure beats the heck out of those little plastic drawers that are never big enough to hold anything!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 1151 days ago

like that ideal now the time to make one

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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#10 posted 1151 days ago

Well done, Eric.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 1151 days ago

looks good.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#12 posted 1150 days ago

Great idea! I may have to steal this and make some personal mods so I can hang it on a wall.

-- Tim Taylor - GLT Woodworks

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#13 posted 1150 days ago

Eric; Toatally sweet soution! I could use about 6 of these!

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