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 Post subject: Small Parts Storage
PostPosted: Dec Thu 14, 2017 3:58 pm 
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Guys, this is what I use to store my resistors, mica caps, safety caps, etc.

I cut the cardboard from Home Depot large moving boxes. I get 2 parts bins from each box. I lay out the pattern and cut it out using my #11 hobby knife. On the fold lines I cut part way through the cardboard. Once cut out I fold it and tape the edges using shipping tape.

The envelopes are #3 coin envelopes that are 4 1/4 high by 2 1/2 wide. I use a piece of 3/4 x 3 long of scotch tape and tape over the bottom flap. This prevents the other envelopes from catching on the flap when replacing the envelope back into the storage box.

I use Aleene's Tacky Glue to glue in the divider. It helps to draw a 1/4 wide space on the "inside" of the box before folding and taping. These lines are then used to locate the divider.

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 Post subject: Re: Small Parts Storage
PostPosted: Jan Fri 05, 2018 3:33 pm 
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I like. I may use something like this.


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 Post subject: Re: Small Parts Storage
PostPosted: Feb Mon 19, 2018 8:00 pm 
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Good tip. I currently store them in little zip-lock baggies in sleeves in folders. This looks better.

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 Post subject: Re: Small Parts Storage
PostPosted: Feb Mon 19, 2018 9:10 pm 
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similar here too, can't fit enough of the plastic drawer organizers to fit ALL the values you need or want to stock.

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 Post subject: Re: Small Parts Storage
PostPosted: May Wed 23, 2018 3:15 am 
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Arizona Tea in cans is shipped in a nice box about 9x11 or so by 6 inches or so tall - a divider down the center and you have a nice two-row bin for parts in the ubiquitous 4x6 baggies. Only cutting is the dividers. I spray the ends with some flat white paint and mark those up.

I get mine from the Dollar Tree, and our canteen at work. The girl there hordes them for me. I now have 22 of them finished/in service, just a little hot glue and box flaps from the large Rock auto boxes cut up to make the divider.

An aside - the dollar stores have some decent seasonal plastic boxes and bins - give them a check next time you are in the store. I try to stick to one color bin to prevent my storage from looking like a circus. Makes for some easy bulk tube sorting.

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 Post subject: Re: Small Parts Storage
PostPosted: Jun Wed 20, 2018 8:20 pm 
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A bit more expensive but indestructable, and for those of us with no patience left, you can just buy'em :). Some day I intend to build a cabinet that will hold a bunch of these trays on slid out shelves or drawer slides or something .... yea right :)
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 Post subject: Re: Small Parts Storage
PostPosted: Jun Wed 20, 2018 9:05 pm 
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Barry H Bennett wrote:
Some day I intend to



Barry, I hope you live to 185 to finish all your current projects. If you keep buying in bulk, you'll
need to live to 250 yrs old.
Barry is one of the few members who needs a forklift to rearrange his shop.

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