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Project by Walt posted 01-19-2011 09:31 PM 2072 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this to hold 15 International coffee tins as you can see in the second picture. Each container will hold a box of screws, bolts , nuts etc. By placing a label on each can I get quick access and I don’t have pieces of hardware all around the shop The lowest area is a pull down door that stores sheets of sand paper.

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

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#1 posted 01-19-2011 09:56 PM

Wow…that’s a lot of coffee ;-)

Great idea and a great way to re-use the cans and keep your hardware and sandpaper organized.

-- Tim from MA -- "Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franlin

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#2 posted 01-19-2011 10:43 PM

It was a lot of coffee but it was decaf and sugar free. Not to be too technical but it is only 30 cal. a cup. The inside does not rust and the plastic lid takes labels well.
Thanks for looking and your coments

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

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#3 posted 01-19-2011 11:15 PM

Great way to keep ‘bits’ organised and accessible – but did you consider leaving the lids off so that you can see what’s there ?
Or do you take the boxes to the job?

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#4 posted 01-19-2011 11:17 PM

great little organiser
and easy to make another that match , if you need it
good to see some recycling


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#5 posted 01-20-2011 12:49 AM

Walt I guess I should have saved all those cans that my mother used. She went through them very fast. Nice case.
Very useful.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 01-20-2011 10:40 PM

Thanks for everyone who has stopped to take a look.
Don The cans are very mobile they are 2.5 inches wide 3.75 inches long and 2.5 inches deep. the plastic lid lets me have a place to stick a label that indicates what is inside and the cans can be removed and taken to the workbench very easily. The case now rests on a work surface but will soon be incorporated into my mobile workbench so I can save some steps.

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

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