Nuts/bolts/screw organizer

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Project by SawdustEngineer posted 10-13-2010 03:17 AM 10401 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I updated this posting with additional photos. Hopefully this will provide a better idea of how is swings in and out and how it’s mounted. Mitch

-- Mitch, Prince George VA

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#1 posted 10-13-2010 03:20 AM

So cool.

And it brings back memories for me.

My dad’s tool shop had a big wall of pegboard. Hanging from that pegboard was a LONG row of similar baby food jars, filled with nuts and bolts…...

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 10-13-2010 05:22 AM

Cool. I am having trouble seeing how it all works though. I don’t understand what swings, or even in which direction. Any chance you can add some photos from other angles?

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#3 posted 10-13-2010 11:23 AM

Very cool!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 10-13-2010 12:23 PM

The swinging arms are a good idea, but I’d never have glass in my shop. I now collect plastic peanut butter jars for the same purpose.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#5 posted 10-13-2010 02:29 PM

Ditto rance: With a concrete floor I have removed all the glass jars. Peanut Butter jars, and Pettridge Farm cookie cans for Cinnimon twists work great. I also keep Maxwell House International coffee tins for small parts. These coffee tins have clear plastic tops. You can see the contents and their size make them easy to store.

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://[email protected]

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#6 posted 10-13-2010 02:32 PM

Nice practical build. I agree about not having glass jars. I know that the older I get, the more fumble fingers I grow.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#7 posted 10-13-2010 04:33 PM

I agree on the plastic peanut butter jars. My wife rolls her eyes every time I wash another one out and squirrel it away in the shop. Yes, I will admit that I buy Jif Natural, not so much because I think it tastes best, but because it has a label that is easier to remove than the others.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 10-13-2010 05:57 PM

Good thoughts on the use of glass. I had not thought of that precaution. I just used what was handy at the time. I will repost more photos and explain clearly how it works. Thanks again all. Mitch

-- Mitch, Prince George VA

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#9 posted 10-13-2010 09:08 PM

My wife laughs, but I buy PB based on the size/shape of the container. The contents are an extra benefit. LOL!

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#10 posted 10-14-2010 01:51 PM

Mitch, this looks like it is a pretty handy way to organize your hardware and the fold-out aspect of it is a nice idea. It certainly beats my system :) :

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 10-14-2010 02:31 PM

@Scott Bryan – I see you’ve copied my system!

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#12 posted 10-14-2010 09:14 PM

Mitch, cool setup, I might have to steal that one.

Scott did you come up with that idea by yourself or did you purchase some online plans to go by…....looks very similar to my setup also.

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#13 posted 10-17-2010 03:06 AM

Mitch, Welcome to another person from Virgina. This is a great idea, an update to the old style that Neil mentioned anove. I amy have to think of some how to adapt this to my shop as my parts are not as bad as Scott’s but not extremely organized. I will say though that diaper wipe containers are quite useful. :D


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#14 posted 06-10-2012 10:39 PM

Oh yes.. Gr8 way to house a bunch o hardware, etc.. I’m with Swirt about peanut butter jars. They’ve got that nice wide mouth and ez to see what’s inside. Kudos to the top-3 also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#15 posted 06-12-2012 01:57 PM

Nice system it also reminds me of my fathers shop. But I agree the wide mouth plastic is the way to go I have mine on a 1/2 inch plywood with the tops screwed in place and the Jif jars hanging. I have mounted it on slides under my work bench so all I need to do is pull it out and get what I need. The slide can come completly out so I can take it to where I need the hardware.

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://[email protected]

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