My thanks to those who gave advice on the storage ideas. I have begun to
sort the nuts, bolts screws etc and labelling little containers - lots of
them. I have posted some pics on abpf to show the final solution.
BTW, McMaster Carr is a great fastener reference.
Well, I don't think it's the handwriting ;-)
This was the best fit to the criteria I posted earlier. It is a bit of a
pain getting the labels done, but the hardest part was finding the graphics
and setting up the first label. Now it takes about 5-6 seconds each.
SWMBO did a great job hunting down the containers and apparently found some
more shops while she was at it. They are 'hooked' lids that snap on and
transparent so it is very easy to see the contents.
The rack is made from offcuts of chipboard. There'll be different sized
racks for the various containers since they have varying depths.
Thanks for the idea Keith, it's the simple things that make the shop
pleasant to work in. BTW, did you notice the height of those shelves is
roughly the same as the length of the handle on a 4" Starrett square?
I use recycled clear plastic food containers for hardware. Some from
herb or parmesan cheese containers. These are free, air-tight,
light-weight, unbreakable, wide mouthed, and I can easily see what's
inside. Sometimes the labels are difficult to remove--I soak them
overnight, then clean off any remaining residue with kerosene. So far
I only have a dozen, but the wifey have been saving them for me.
Peanut butter jars. Sizes range from small on up to about quart sized, maybe
larger. Clear plastic, screw down tops, clean easily.
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