|Project by tyvekboy||posted 02-16-2016 02:24 AM||1353 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
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.
SIMM STORAGE CONTAINER
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