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Project by robscastle posted 08-10-2017 07:33 AM 1655 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a series of these plastic storage containers all over the place some for electronics some for WW hardware and other “useful stuff” I keep.
The problem is whevever I want something its a chess game shuffling them around to find what I want, I have each one labeled with its contents but as they were just stacked on top of each other the shuffle continues.

So after spending a couple of days trolling through all the Small Parts Projects that have been posted, and I must say there are some very impressive builds.

However as I have no effective wall space they sit on a cupboard in the garage or in a file cabinet or in above out of reach areas, I had to go this way..

I even in a attempt to rid myself of them I hucked out the contents of one container but them realised that the replacement value would be beyond my savings these days so I decided to make the Small Parts Container to fix the problem.

Its made from off cuts of plywood simply glued together and stacked up

It took me about 2 hours not accounting for all the research I did trying to find a more suitable solution.

So this is my fix, and I have managed to rid myself of small “Come in Handy” pieces of plywood just lying about the place tripping me up, and so I was happy with the result.

I wasnt sure if I should just blog it as it has to be one of the quickest projects I have done so far!!

Tools

table saw bandsaw compass air brad nailer and titebondIII glue,.... no clamps no rabbets or any of that stuff just used the containers to hold everything down!!

I was so happy had a beer to celebrate … crazy eh!

-- Regards Robert





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CFrye

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#1 posted 08-10-2017 08:00 AM

Looks like a very practical solution, Rob, and made use of some off cuts (“scrap” is a four letter word)!
Thanks for sharing ;-)

-- God bless, Candy

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crowie

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#2 posted 08-10-2017 08:31 AM

Looks like great organizational skills there Rob…well done!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 08-10-2017 09:03 AM

Too organised for me Rob, I would have nothing to do for most of the day. LOL
I have to allow a couple of hours each day to find stuff.

Bob.

-- 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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pottz

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#4 posted 08-10-2017 01:33 PM

nice job with some organization you can never waste space,you never have too much,seems everytime i build a new cabinet and gain some it mysteriously dissapears again-lol.keep at it buddy.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Boxguy

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#5 posted 08-10-2017 02:15 PM

Rob, what a nice project. Shop time spent looking for stuff and tools is a complete waste of time and frustrating. Looks like you have found a nice solution. My guess is that you will get the time you spent making this back many times over. It reminds me of this project that Derrick and I built. Have fun in your shop.

-- Big Al in IN

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 08-11-2017 04:22 AM

Very COOL way to get all of that little stuff into one place!

Nice project!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#7 posted 08-14-2017 02:45 AM



I wasnt sure if I should just blog it as it has to be one of the quickest projects I have done so far!!

- robscastle


Damn… no wonder I missed this… I was looking for this article under “blogs”.

Great little quickie. Must add to my list.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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robscastle

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#8 posted 08-14-2017 05:04 AM

Thanks everybody, I was into it for the first time this morning,... fixing stuff as usual.
My first thought, oh not the chess shuffle stuff again!... then remembered I had fixed it, so it was a pleasant change to just pull one case out grab a scew and just slide it back in again.

-- Regards Robert

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 08-14-2017 05:08 AM


..... so it was a pleasant change ….. grab a scew and just slide it back in again.

- robscastle


Remember to choose one’s words carefully.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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robscastle

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#10 posted 08-14-2017 09:19 AM

Keh?

-- Regards Robert

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 08-14-2017 10:21 AM



Keh?

- robscastle


Never mind… I just have a one track one…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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robscastle

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#12 posted 08-14-2017 10:53 AM

Oh I will have another read…...thinking thinking …..ding….Oh yes a sexual connotation!!

Also I just noticed the project has been awarded a DT3 thats very odd dont you think?

-- Regards Robert

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Bluenote38

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#13 posted 08-14-2017 11:26 AM

What an interesting assembly method. And a great storage spot too.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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LittleBlackDuck

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#14 posted 08-14-2017 12:17 PM


Oh I will have another read…...thinking thinking …..ding….Oh yes a sexual connotation!!

Also I just noticed the project has been awarded a DT3 thats very odd dont you think?

- robscastle


Bingo…. I tried to be subtle otherwise the missus would charge my toothbrush with soap.

And the DT3 would be missing if you just blogged it. Congrats… it’s a good idea..

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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