I decided it was time to organize my screws and small hardware, so I
built a storage unit for them. It is kind of an apothecary cabinet
style. I've posted pictures in a.b.p.w or you can see it here:
hey would you mind sharing what sorting method you thought of? I got a big
bucket worth of fasteners. 10 lbs worth of nails alone. jugs galore. 50
bins It would be nice if I could say a place for everything and everything
in its place. The mind boggles! Nice work btw.
Thanks. I'm not sure if there is anything special about the sorting
method, just a different box for each size screw. It probably wouldn't
work all that well for large quantities of single sizes. But I have
lots of different size screws and misc. hardware in relatively small
quantities (one or two boxes each), so I wanted a method for organizing
I found some of those plastic hanging bins that fit a 1-lb box of
nails/screws/whatever. Since that's what I buy almost exclusively, I
just drop the box into the bin, label the front, and when I empty the
box, I buy another one. The bins all ride in rails so it's easy to
move them around and sort by size if you want and you never have to
dig through a pile of boxes or worse, a can of random screws and nuts
and nails, to find what you want.
Thanks Dave. Not quite obsessive-compulsive, but I do like to have an
organized shop. I had a few days off and wanted to tackle a project
that would fit the timeframe. I've had the plastic boxes for a few
months, so I decided to finally begin this one.
I found several places on-line that carried similar boxes. You can
search for "flex-hinge" plastic boxes. I purchased mine from a company
called Tap Plastics:
They aren't that expensive and come in multiple sizes.
Well, that's it. Now I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that I am a
complete slob. Most of my fasteners are in half-gallon milk jugs with
a hole cut in the side.
Organized? Well, there's mostly screws and bolts in that one...
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