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Project by Wilker posted 210 days ago 2519 views 25 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was tired of having my hardware boxes taking up space on my workbench so I did a little searching around online to see how other people were storing their screw boxes and stumbled across a picture published by Wood Magazine. I ended up modifying it just slightly and am happy with the result.

I used scrap wood that was laying around so it didn’t cost me anything and only took about an hour to put together. Instead of making a back, I used my Kreg pocket jig to make four pockets and just screwed the unit directly onto my shop wall.

I’ve posted full instructions on my blog here

-- April, WilkerDo's

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#1 posted 210 days ago

Nice idea, I also have this problem.
Thanks for sharing this.

-- Vince

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#2 posted 210 days ago

Wow, I made something very similar to this just about a week ago! Made the sides a bit too deep, so had to rout out little reveals in the center of every shelf for my fingers to be able to get ahold of the boxes—holds 15 one-pound boxes.

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#3 posted 210 days ago

great idea, I think Ima make one

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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#4 posted 210 days ago

Nice project, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#5 posted 209 days ago

Simple project that has made your life easier already. Most of us probably should do the same thing!

-- Tim Harrelson

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#6 posted 209 days ago

very cool, what a great idea, I might have to try making one

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#7 posted 209 days ago

Great idea, nice use of scraps.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#8 posted 209 days ago

I like your approach to the problem. Simple and effective.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#9 posted 209 days ago

Great solution to a very common problem -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#10 posted 209 days ago

I may be out of line but may I just say how amazing that tattoo is?

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#11 posted 209 days ago

Thanks everyone. Yep, very simple but those are the best sort of fixes…well, in my opinion ; )

Oldsaxon: That isn’t out of line, I love it when people comment on my tattoos so thank you for admiring it. I have two birds on my other wrist so it makes a complete photo when I bring my wrists together.

-- April, WilkerDo's

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#12 posted 209 days ago

very nice. I just restocked my screw supply today, that will come in very handy.


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#13 posted 209 days ago

I like this project. I like things I can use. I would like to take this opportunity to say watch the ring on your thumb. I am sure you just made the photo and never wear it in the shop when your are working. We all say that. It is just an easy way to lose a thumb and we need those.

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#14 posted 208 days ago

Now this is very handy! Think I may have to do something similar in my shop. Thanks for sharing!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#15 posted 184 days ago

Very cool and creative way to store hardware. I’ve been brainstorming on several ways to better organize my shop. Lol my shop is organized chaos!

The tats are really nice. I have a couple myself. An eagle with the American flag on my right shoulder and a wolf on my left.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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