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Forum topic by clieb91 posted 02-16-2010 05:34 AM 2143 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-16-2010 05:34 AM

Topic tags/keywords: storage workshop question

Greetings All, As I am working on changing things around in my shop I am finding that I have accumulated a number of various hardware items. Things like drawer rails, knobs, hinges, catches and so forth. Not to mention the screws and nails.

I am curious if anyone has found a easy way to store this stuff or if you built a specific cabinet or what. Just trying to get some ideas.

Thanks All.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 02-16-2010 06:23 AM

I use those Stack-on brand plastic storage bins. They come in all different size bins. The drawers can be divided in half for smaller things. Any of the big box stores carry them. They are freestanding or can be screwed to the wall.

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#2 posted 02-16-2010 08:30 AM

I’ve got a 2-step process

the ideal is the plastic bins, but prior to that, I use small boxes in 5 rough categories:
Machine Screws
Machine Nuts
Wood/Sheet Metal/Plastic screws
Fixtures (takes up the most space – Knobs, Hinges, etc.)

If and when I’m in the mood, I sort them into the plastic bins.

-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#3 posted 02-16-2010 10:57 AM

I organize with small boxes and jars into bigger boxes on shelves. I like plastic food jars since I can see what is inside without having to open them.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 02-17-2010 04:15 AM

I like to use these storage cases. They come in several sizes, stack easily in drawers or on shelves & are nice to carry to the project. I buy them @ Harbor Freight & always wait until they are on sale. And they’re on sale frequently.

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