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 gages. 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 already 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?
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