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 Post subject: Small Parts Storage
PostPosted: Dec Thu 14, 2017 3:58 pm 

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Location: Waxahachie Texas
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.

The pictures should provide the details. A pdf drawing of the layout is included with this post.

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

 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.


 Post subject: Re: Small Parts Storage
PostPosted: Feb Mon 19, 2018 9:10 pm 
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Location: Columbus Ohio
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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Location: The Old Dominion VA 23518
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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