Some time ago Mary, an avid scrapbooker, was at a local scrapbook store. She called and told me that the proprieter was getting rid of some tilt out bins, Did I want some? I asked “how much is she selling them for?” The price was $1,00 per strip of bins. These sell at the store for about $15.00. I asked her how many she had. She had about 80 or 90. At a buck a strip, I said, “Bring them all home!” Mary arrived later with the Honda filled to the roof.
Like most of us, I have a collection of various sundry hardware. Hinges, screws, electrical parts etc, etc, etc. I mounted these bins in my shop in Milwaukee, and was faced with moving them when we moved to Michigan 2 1/2 years ago. The larger bins are installed on a wall between the shop and laundry.
The smaller bins are located on a wall next to the computer workstation. These hold primarilly nuts bolts washers and screws. Small hardware! Below the bins are 56 small drawers holding uncommon or very small screws and bolts. These are two numbered units I picked up on the bargain/shop surplus counter at a local aCE hardware store. Mounted next to these, left and right, are two larger 3 drawer units found at a garage sale. A board on top of these, below the tilt out bins provides space to sort hardware needed for a project.
The sorting space is carpeted which keeps small pieces from bouncing off to the floor. (Oblivion)
So I had a number of boxes of new hardware, some left from a couple projects. And a little clutter. Saturday’s time in the shop was spent doing some sorting and a little re-organizing. About ready for an excel spreadsheet with a positive inventory. On some snowy night. More shop info coming later.
-- Bill, Michigan "People don't come preassebled, but are glued together by life"