Screw Case

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Project by cstrang posted 11-14-2009 02:18 AM 4204 views 11 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a bit of spare Birch plywood left over from a previous project and since I didn’t have anywhere to put screws in an organized fashion I decided to make this. Nothing too fancy, I made it something like the old library card holders that you would see before the age of computers. With eight drawers in each, I made two of these units, the drawers come out so I can bring them to the assembly table with me. All of the drawers are labeled on the handle (shop made I may add) with the screw size so I can easily select the drawer I want. The two units fit neatly in the cabinets I have across the back wall and are a lot more pleasing to the eye than a lot of cardboard screw boxes, however as you can see by the screw boxes above the unit, I still have more screws than I have room for.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#1 posted 11-14-2009 02:27 AM

Hey that is niffty Chris. I like the knobs, serveing two purposes for function and lableling.

Oh chris by any chance do u have an email?

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#2 posted 11-14-2009 02:48 AM

Nice job. I also like your knob/label holder. Neat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 11-14-2009 03:02 AM

A great job. Nice design and execution. It’s great to be able to take your screws to the job.

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

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#4 posted 11-14-2009 03:04 AM

Thats a great idea!

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#5 posted 11-14-2009 04:55 AM

Very Cool!

-- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them. -- Ray Bradbury

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#6 posted 11-14-2009 05:52 AM

good storage idea looks good

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#7 posted 11-14-2009 06:59 AM

Great job… the label pulls. Sure beats my 20 year box.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#8 posted 11-14-2009 12:41 PM

Really neat. Great use of scraps. Much nicer than one of those plastic things from Canadian Tire.

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#9 posted 11-14-2009 01:41 PM

This is a nice project that helps keep your screws organized. I just throw boxes of screws in a drawer and have to search for the box that I need provided, of course, that I have some left. This is a pretty good idea and I am sure you could use more drawers.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 11-14-2009 03:09 PM

I have been think of something like this and pondering how to add the labeling. What a great idea.

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#11 posted 11-14-2009 08:33 PM

I wish I could be that organized. Nice job!

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#12 posted 11-16-2009 01:55 PM

Good one.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 11-16-2009 06:02 PM

Great job….always nice to have things organized and be able to find something when you want it.

-- Steve ....Got wood in my blood, mostly from splinters and inhaling sawdust

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#14 posted 04-17-2010 12:49 PM

looks realy good
i can see this kind of system on my wall
thank´s for sharring


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#15 posted 06-03-2010 03:45 AM

Great Job! Looks like something I could use.

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