Magical sorting box

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Project by gpastor posted 01-25-2016 08:42 PM 5225 views 23 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished this little organizer. Just drop it the top and it goes in the right drawer just like magic ! I know you are saying ’That’s not magical, I know how it works. Each drawer is shorter then the one bellow. Clever but not magical.’ The magic is not in the the construction of the box but in its function. When (non-woodworking) friends stop by my shop they will become enthralled with this magical box. They will joyfully drop items in the top just to see how this box really works. Before long they will exhaust my piles of unsorted nut, bolts, screws and washer.

-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31

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#1 posted 01-25-2016 09:15 PM

Great idea for those “stray” items always laying around on the bench or floor

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#2 posted 01-25-2016 09:39 PM

I like it! Great idea. Nicely built.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#3 posted 01-25-2016 09:41 PM

Unique idea. Time saving when sorting is issue.

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#4 posted 01-25-2016 10:07 PM

Great idea! I wish I could do something like this for my wood shop. :-)

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#5 posted 01-25-2016 11:36 PM

Great idea. I like it.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 01-26-2016 03:06 AM

Killer box. I like the simplicity. I was hoping to see more pictures.

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#7 posted 01-26-2016 03:11 AM

Definitely magical – great idea!

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#8 posted 01-26-2016 03:36 AM


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#9 posted 01-26-2016 04:50 AM

Method to the madness, love it! I usually hand them the shop vac and ask for help cleaning up. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#10 posted 01-26-2016 06:31 AM

That is a cool idea! I’m going to steal your idea and make one for coins; maybe everybody who drops by my shop would be so enthralled as to drop spare change in it. It might work.

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#11 posted 01-26-2016 09:25 AM

Great project. Have you others pictures or plans to provide?

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#12 posted 01-26-2016 01:00 PM

No plans, sorry but it’s easy to build. This might help

-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31

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#13 posted 01-26-2016 01:38 PM

This is really neat. I can think of other applications too. Maybe a kid putting away his lego’s in his magic box. Novel idea and nicely done!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#14 posted 01-26-2016 02:19 PM

Magic indeed. Great idea, beautiful build. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on hitting the top three.

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#15 posted 01-26-2016 07:47 PM

Really cool idea!
Thanks for the extra insight picture too.

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