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Feb 15, 2016

With all the hi tech toys we have today, eventually you, like me, will have these little electronic things floating around the house with no place to put them …. and eventually they will get lost.

It finally decided it was time to organize them and make a container to store them in one place.


I started by cutting 1 inch wide strips of 3/4 inch plywood 8-1/2” long. I then cut dados 3/8 inch deep and 1-3/4 inch wide with 1/4 inch between each dado.

Then all the strips were glued together with a 3/8 inch piece added to close in the last row of dados.

After the glue set up I added a 1/4 inch plywood bottom.

That completed the bottom of the container.

I then made a top/cover for the container out of 1/4 inch plywood. I made it 2-11/16 tall to provide enough space for each simm container. A cut out was made in the front and back to make removing the cover easier.

After the glue set up a piece of 1/4 plywood was glued inside the cover so that it would rest on the top of the bottom of the container.

A name was burned into the cover and finished with watch danish oil.

There is enough space for many more giga bites of SIMM cards.


This method used in this container was similar but the size of the dados were different.

Six strips of 3/4 inch plywood was cut 8 inches long and 1-9/16 inches wide. Because of the side of the holes for the Thumbdrives I had to glue two strips together. After the glue was set I cut each pair of glued up strips to a thickness of 1-11/16. Then dados were cut 1/2 inch wide and 15/16 inches deep with 1/4 inches between each dado. If you do this, be very careful. If I were to do it again I would make it out of solid hardwood instead of plywood.

Then these were glued together with a 3/8 inch piece of wood to close the last holes.

Then the cover was made in a similar manner as described above for the SIMM container.

A name was applied with a wood burning tool and the container was finished with danish oil.

Thanks for looking.

Comments and favorites appreciated. Questions welcomed.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#1 posted 02-16-2016 04:25 AM

You realy have been bussy lately in you workshop, another very well made organizers.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 02-16-2016 04:48 AM

iI’d be doing good if I had them in any type of box! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 02-16-2016 06:23 AM

A very COOL project!

I could use something like that too… Much better than just throwing them in a drawer! :)

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 02-16-2016 10:26 AM

Great way to use up scrap and tidy things up in the office! Thanks for sharing, Alex.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 02-16-2016 12:44 PM

They are cool.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 02-16-2016 01:48 PM

I only have 3 or 4 thumbdrives … dont see a need for myself, but for any of the “Techies” out there, I could see this being pretty darn useful!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#7 posted 02-16-2016 01:52 PM

Your organizing and woodworking skills are formidable. I wish mine were. I have thumb drives floating around unlabeled, maybe it’s time to do something about it. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 02-16-2016 01:54 PM

Very nice work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 02-16-2016 02:17 PM

Great organizers to keep things handy and easy to find when needed.
One issue I have with it that as soon I made on of these for my 8 Track they came they became obsolete and I made some for my cassette tapes and on and it went what’s next . LOL


-- Kiefer

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#10 posted 02-16-2016 05:12 PM

Neat, Alex! what about one that includes both?

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#11 posted 02-16-2016 08:24 PM

Thanks to everyone for the comments.

Rhybecka … You could make one that would hold both but I would be afraid it would get really big.

Your comment make me think that I could have made a small cabinet with drawers instead … one drawer for SIMM cards and one drawer for thumb drives. That may be version 2 if I make another one.

In hindsight, I think it would have been easier to make it with interlocking 1/4 inch dividers using 1/4 inch plywood instead.

Maybe someone will make one with those features and post it.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#12 posted 02-17-2016 01:18 PM

Now these are really good ideas. Good ones

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 02-17-2016 10:24 PM

Well done and presented.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#14 posted 02-18-2016 06:07 PM

Great way to keep from loosing those smaller items.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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