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Lee Barker

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820 days ago

With apologies for the blatant thievery of the snoose dispenser design, them Rockler Bench Cookies are right at hand:

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"


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devann

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#1 posted 820 days ago

here ya go, I like to reuse the kreg scew packages.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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bugz

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#2 posted 820 days ago

This homemade little 6 drawer box is a treasure keeper. Bob

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

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Sawkerf

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#3 posted 820 days ago

Peanut butter jars (or any clear plastic jar). Since I believe that peanut butter should be a food group anyway, we always have it around. They come in various sizes, are clear so it’s easy to see what’s in them, and they’re an infinitely renewable resource. What’s not to like. – lol

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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jtbinvalrico

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#4 posted 820 days ago

Recently scored on Craigslist…...it’s called a Rototower, but I call it the nut and bolt Borg ship:

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Sawkerf

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#5 posted 820 days ago

Not mine, but I built this for a buddy a few years ago. Each “drawer” holds four of the plastic tray boxes you can see in the background. They sit in his shop and are filled with electronic parts.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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Lee Barker

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#6 posted 820 days ago

Nice contributions all. Bob, next time I come to Montana, I’m going to show up and make you an offer on your stuff (I’m a Big Timber kid). That’s my kind of stuff! And is there another drawer marked “copper plumbing pieces for drawer pulls”?

Sawkerf, what an elegant piece. Heirloom shop cabinetry.

Devann, how are the Rx bottles stuck on the wall?

And I want me them BorgoTower!

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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devann

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#7 posted 820 days ago

Lee, I drill a small hole in the side near the top and hang them on a finish screw. This allows me to take the ones I think I’ll need with me when I go off and work elsewhere. Many times I hear “come on I have everything you need” and when I arrive there is usually some fastener that was overlooked. Remember, be prepared. I was a Boy Scout.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 820 days ago

Very good ideas folks .Thanks for the post Lee.

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#9 posted 820 days ago

Here is what I have.

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#10 posted 819 days ago

Some nice ideas here. :)
McFeely’s recently had a sale on their bins (15% off and $1 shipping) so I bought a bunch (72…) and I’ll be making two cabinets that hold 36 each. Probably more storage space for hardware than I’ll use in a long time. I currently use stanley storage boxes and they work well, but taking them off the shelf every time I need a particular screw is annoying. With the hardware cabinet I plan to build I just grab the bin I need and go.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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devann

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#11 posted 818 days ago

Bins are good. I try to have an empty one on hand for keeping things organized while assembling projects.

Here’s another reuse of an item for storage. A spice rack makes a good place for my marking instruments.

Yep, that’s a real cannon below the spice rack. It’s made by Ron Barlow. He made the barrel from a bronze propeller shaft from a boat motor. The wheels he made from brass, the frame from oak. It shoots a .38 cal. ball.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#12 posted 817 days ago

i bought 2 sliding metal drawers at a yard sale for $10 ea. new they are over $150. They didnt have the drawers so i made some out of scrap. Walnut fronts with soft maple sides. The boxes are finger jointed and finished with poly. Inside is just 1/4” ply cut down. I made the drawers double layered and waxed the top trays for easy sliding. All in all they were cheap and look nice in the shop

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Lee Barker

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#13 posted 816 days ago

Ohmigosh. Dinnersnack and I went to the same garage sale evidently.

I use mine to store instrument parts.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#14 posted 815 days ago

Besides the usual bins and drawers storage, I use zip lock bags for awkward items. For example, I use the gallon size bag for storing a cordless battery charger out of the way. It keeps it clean and the cord doesn’t get in the way. You can hang it on a nail on the wall or on the side of the workbench. I use a lot of small fasteners, 4-40, 6-32 machine screws, nuts, washers, etc and keep them in small pill bottles with identification labels on them.

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#15 posted 815 days ago

All the major food groups here: cofffee cans, plastic bins and steel drawers…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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