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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-15-2014 02:00 AM 1311 views 7 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple but oh so handy tool. I use it to sort out all kinds of stuff and then it “pours” right back into the jar or box. This is a copy of the plastic one I made over 30 years ago.That one was made from a sheet of plastic used for vacuum forming parts. I got some samples from a supplier way back then and have used the stuff for all kinds of projects. I just did not have enough left to make this sorter for my shop in Az so I made this one from scraps of 1/4” wood. It is actually made from a pine wine crate.

It is about 8×8 with 1” high sides all glued together . I added a piece on the bottom so there would be some material left for the spout when I sanded the groove down below the top surface. I shaped the spout with the Harbor Freight carbide faced carving wheel.

It is painted with black lacquer to hide the ugly wood I used.

You could probably buy one for 99 cents at Walmart, but I like making tools when I can.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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MShort

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#1 posted 04-15-2014 02:03 AM

What a handy idea. Nice one.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 04-15-2014 02:15 AM

Yes, a very handy idea! It’s a hassle when you pour all the bolts, nuts, etc. on table and have to put them back in jar! It might could double as a shoe horn in a pinch, too :)

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#3 posted 04-15-2014 02:21 AM

Neat idea Jim, a good name for it also. Plastic one could be used with a paint roller and then tip the left over paint back into the can.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#4 posted 04-15-2014 02:25 AM

Cool idea—I can see how this little project could be real handy.

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

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#5 posted 04-15-2014 02:35 AM

That is the cats a222 I say.
Have to make one .

-- Kiefer 松

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#6 posted 04-15-2014 02:44 AM

Great idea for dumping over those coffee cans full of miscellaneous hardware and putting it back in. Good work.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#7 posted 04-15-2014 02:48 AM

Man you come up with some real practical ideas for the shop, I like this one Jim
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 04-15-2014 03:32 AM

COOL…

Unique idea / job.

-- 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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#9 posted 04-15-2014 05:31 AM

Handy little sorter/pourer, Jim!

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 04-15-2014 07:25 AM

Boy that sure would come in handy at times. Nice work.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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#11 posted 04-15-2014 08:04 AM

Nicely done Jim and pretty handy too. I am hardware junkie, who saves every bolt, washer, screw and bracket, etc that I come over. I rarely have to buy anything for a project, although I do have to search all those little drawers to find anything.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 04-15-2014 08:53 AM

Verry smart idea!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 04-15-2014 11:11 AM

Great Idea! The amount of times I have tipped out onto the work bench or even the floor and sat there trying to scoop everything up again, nuts bolts washers , small tacks and other sharp objects that find their way into my fingers…......i think you have given me some good inspiration here Jim…..Thank you!

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#14 posted 04-15-2014 12:55 PM

Neet

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#15 posted 04-15-2014 01:17 PM

It’s very resourceful, Jim. Isn’t it nice the way people get attached to simple and useful things over the years. They sort of have a way of becoming almost friendly to us even though we know that they are just inanimate objects.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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