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Belg1960

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04-15-2010 07:55 PM

Hi guys/ladies, I was hoping someone had some ideas for making a drawer storage unit for small parts screws and the like. I know there a ton of plastic versions out there but have a ton of scrap wood pieces and would like to create something myself. Any pics or plans of something similar would be much appreciated. I figure since these will be relatively light that drawers with a stop build in at the rear top and just sliding wood on wood will be adequate, but if someone has a different/better concept I would love to hear it. Thanks Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!


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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 04-15-2010 10:38 PM

if you make a little box (the same way as those open red/blue/yellow/green plastic bins they hang side by side
and can be stack as well) but where the back is 1-1½ inch higher (I have it here on LJ but can´t remember)
and on the wall you use a board with a rabbet similar to the french cleet but with rabbet down
and 1½-2inch down have another board then you can hang the boxes side by side as you wish
I have the system in one of the magazins planesektion where they have use plexi for a lid if you want
I have used 1 hour to find it but no luck so fare maybee you have better luck
the system is qyet simpel to make it works nearly like the french cleet system

Dennis

Edit: small flat cases with dividers in shelfsystemboxes

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Tim_456

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#2 posted 04-16-2010 05:29 AM

I was in the same boat but all my scraps were 3/4 in peices and when i built small boxes the thickness of the wood seemed to make the box size a bit wierd and dis proportioned. I’m interested to see what you come up with.

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 04-16-2010 02:43 PM

here is what I was thinking about
made by L J Randyb

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/25913

Dennis

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Belg1960

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#4 posted 04-16-2010 05:26 PM

Guys, much appreciate the effort in the search Dennis. Tim will do a little pic layout in projects when I decide which version I’m going to build. Pat
PS Still would love to see any other storage ideas like this.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 04-16-2010 06:39 PM

what about this box just with more rooms in it
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/20417

and do like this (just in wood instead)

or

you can those system in steal too if you want both plastic and steal can be wallmaunted

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Bricofleur

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#6 posted 04-16-2010 07:41 PM

Hey Pat,

In September/October 2008, I made a Tool and Hardware Cabinet using sardine tin cans as trays. Look for the 8 entries I posted on my website, from start to finish. You may like my idea or it can inspires you to come up with something more suitable to your needs. Good luck.

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

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Belg1960

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#7 posted 04-16-2010 08:11 PM

Serge, my friend I saw this while searching your site for the Kreg jig. My BIG problem with this method is I hate sardines with a passion. I thought perhaps do something with like plastic food containers. Thanks for the thought and the great website, Pat
PS You might want to make the next page icons a little more noticeable as it took me three trips back to the site before I knew there were more pages in each category.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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1yeldud1

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#8 posted 04-16-2010 08:15 PM

I purchased some small zip closure plastic bags – aprox 4 inches by 6 inches – I put small amounts of like screws, bolts, corks, brushes, washers, ect in each plastic bag and label them with a majic marker. I purchased several small plastic trays that about 12 of each of these bags will fit in. I really like this method – cheap and easy to sort out. I probably will switch to wooden boxes as I have time this summer o build them – I hope this helps

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SCOTSMAN

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#9 posted 04-16-2010 08:36 PM

Well heres one I made for my machine shop.
Photobucket

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Bricofleur

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#10 posted 04-16-2010 09:08 PM

Pat, since you’re vegetarian and like mushrooms, how about using the plastic trays they come in at the grocery store?

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Chris Wright

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#11 posted 04-16-2010 10:26 PM

The latest issue of Woodcraft Magazine has plans for a show case (they show it displaying pocket watches), it has 4 drawers with compatments in it, and a glass top. I’m sure it can be modified to suit your needs. Also I did a tool box a little while back if you want to look at it http://lumberjocks.com/projects/13605

Also check this site out (http://www.freewoodworkingplan.com/) see what they have in the way of tool boxes and jewlery chests that you might be able to modify to your needs.

Hope this helps.

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cstrang

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#12 posted 04-17-2010 01:38 AM

I made this a while back.

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#13 posted 04-17-2010 05:02 AM

For some, it’s sardine cans; for others, asparagus and coffee. There’s room for 60 small and 9 large cans (or some other combination – I used the strip-style bookshelf standards). I built this to fit the tall, narrow space:

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