Here is a set of drawer sides
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Valley tool chest
If you look closely you will see that _one_ is missing. It was not
missing last night. I am certain that it is sitting in the shop
somewhere watching my futile efforts to find it and laughing
I can think of several ways to organize pieces such as this but if
someone has a method that is working well for them and is willing to
share I would be interested in knowing about it.
I'm pretty anal when it comes to pieces like that, but I usually wrap the shit
out of them in the blue tape because it keeps them all in one bundle and I've
trained my senior mind to look for blue when I can't remember where I put
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Put one of his buddies on the miter saw and fire the trigger a couple
times while cackling like a maniac. They'll stop giggling real quick.
Ah, you are in search of the elusive uncluttered horizontal space.
Hunted nearly to extinction, it is almost never seen in the wild. The
solution is usually to keep trying to add more horizontal space, but
then you just have more cluttered up horizontal space which makes it
even worse. I just took a 2'x8' workbench out of the shop to make
room for a lathe and really all that bench was doing for me was
It really depends on your shop. I've taken to stacking parts on the
wood rack. If I've taken wood out of it to make the parts then there
must be a space there, and it's out of the way enough that I don't end
up picking the stuff up again to get it out of the way - so it's still
where I put it down the first time.
A while back Norm built a rolling parts rack with a bunch of shelves
to hold all the parts for a project. Seems like a good idea, but I
suspect in my shop it would turn into a rolling pile of crap that I
have to push around the shop to get out the way to do anything.
This afternoon's project is to put in a shelf over the router table to
put more crap.
But really, it's probably just time for you to clean the shop.
A cardboard box, some paper bags, a Sharpie pen and a cheap roll of masking
One shelf or table surface for the cardboard box and wood pieces too large
for the cardboard box.
Put small parts in bags, put bags in box, band wood pieces together in sets
with masking tape and store beside cardboard box.
When project is finished, throw bags away and start over.
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