Parts organizer rebuild

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Project by AJ1104 posted 01-04-2020 01:46 AM 1147 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A week ago my plastic small parts organizer was found smashed to bits on my shop floor. After years of overloading the draws the back finally gave out.

After looking at the items at HD I realized that my best choice was to keep the draws and rebuild the cabinet to mount on my wall. I used baltic birch 1/2 inch ply for the sides and back and ran some dados with the router. I added a larger top shelf and base.

I’m happy with the results as I know it’s not falling off the wall again. Additionally, I got rid of half of my stuff since I threw out anything I hadn’t used in 5 years.

-- AJ

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#1 posted 01-04-2020 03:07 AM

Good save, and much better quality than the borg can offer. Labeling things is always a plus.

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#2 posted 01-04-2020 04:07 PM

That’s a great save. On my phone, it looked like you have a bin just for Molly butts.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#3 posted 01-04-2020 04:32 PM

Use a Brother p-touch label maker. If you reorganize the labels can be cleanly removed and replaced with new. But why do you need to label clear bins & jars? Can’t you just see what’s in them?


Nice work BTW.


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#4 posted 01-04-2020 06:48 PM


Now that you threw it away, you’ll need it next week! Great rescue on the drawers. Nice rebuild.


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#5 posted 01-04-2020 09:41 PM

Mark I will eventually get a label maker, especially after looking at my photos!
Mollies. You can never have enough. Thanks
L/W. Yes! That is exactly what I am worried about!
Life’s toughest decisions: Getting rid of stuff in the workshop.

Thanks for looking and all of your comments! AJ

-- AJ

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#6 posted 01-06-2020 01:34 AM

.....I threw out anything I hadn’t used in 5 years.
- AJ1104

I just blatantly refuse to throw out my tablesaw, bandsaw, mitresaw, sanders, drill, chisels, hammers, lathe and that recalcitrant shop door key!

Good catch!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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