At my home general work area I have plastic tins of fasteners of all types.
When I need something I dump it out into a flat bottomed rectangular bucket.
I can them as multiple sizes of wood screws, machine screws/bolts, nuts,
(dozens of) other.
I want to organize each and every one of them into little compartments, so
I'm doing a little work w/ an Excel spreadsheet. Just need a couple of pitch
I can buy these plastic compartments, or build my own cabinets. I'm trying
to guess how much space
in total I will need, so I build a cabinet(s) of plywood. When it comes
down to it I will need the potential
for a minimum of about 225 compartments. This may only be half or third,
don't know yet, big guess. I now have about fifty. I am not going to sort
first then make compartments, I'm
going to allocate a space for a compartment first, then sort into the
physical space. I also have a problem with buying units that will be
basically unused. there is the other problem of labeling each used
compartment, and labeling will help when trying to find something that can
be used when searching. The least I can do is move around labels telling me
ISO, 1st pref, 2nd pref, JIS, DIN, popular etc. for each. I think I'll need
a mass cabinet, with 1" or 1-1/2" high plywood sides, and sliding innards
http://www.sizes.com/tools/wood_screwtbl.htm . This tells me the head types
(Flat, Round, Oval). It gives possible lengths for these variables. Its
nice b/c it gives popularity too. For me, I started sizing at #4, and went
to #14. I started length at 1/4, and went to 5". When you're gonna have
hundreds of compartments, who's gonna leave out a few. This is 82
compartments. That is with bulking all of the head types together. There
are obviously different materials (steel, SS, brass, etc.) that would have
to be bulked too.
When I'm done I'll posts results
I have done a preliminary search for machine screw standard lengths (metric
and inch) but have so far not been able to find any standard charts similar
to this one for wood screws for machine screws UNC/UNF/UNEF/UNS, ISO
coarse(std) & fine/SI coarse(std) & fine/JIS/DINcoarse(std) & fine. I have
covered ALL inch and metric dia and pitch. BUT I do not have any links to
anything to help me with the LENGTHS possible. Anybody got any links?
Its Sunday again