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Project by Woodwrecker posted 04-27-2012 06:29 PM 9210 views 8 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My old plastic Fastener Organizers finally gave up the ghost.
Replacements at “The Borg” would have run about $100.00.
Forget that !
For about half that much, and a little ingenuity, I almost doubled my capacity and now have a more organized arrangement which works perfectly for me. Everything is in one spot and easily accessed.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

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Jeremy Greiner

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#1 posted 04-27-2012 06:31 PM

Heya Eric,
I’d love some close ups on how the storage works .. is it slotted boards that hold some sort of container? it’s hard to see at the distance and it looks super useful something I would want to steal err borrow .. :)


-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 04-27-2012 06:34 PM

Oh, Eric! I have a huge case of “shop envy” going when I see all that incredible storage!!!! It looks great!

Oh to dream . . . .

;) Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 04-27-2012 06:37 PM

Hi Jeremy
It is a divided rack with dadoes cut in to allow the metal pans with side tabs (from the dollar store) to slide in and out easily.
There are 58 containers in all, and everything is easily spotted and accessible.
It has worked out great.
And steal…err, borrow away… lol.

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#4 posted 04-27-2012 06:39 PM

I have total “scroll saw awesomeness envy” whenever I see your work.
So thank you for all you generously contribute to this site.

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Jeremy Greiner

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#5 posted 04-27-2012 06:47 PM

I love the pan idea for small parts storage, I might have to pick some up at the dollar store. Beats the hell out of makeing 56 tiny little drawers

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#6 posted 04-27-2012 06:59 PM

I have my hardware stored in Durham storage drawers. I’m using the cheap plastic Stack-On storage cabinets for small parts.

This project would make a great replacement for the Stack-On cabinets.

Great Idea.

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#7 posted 04-27-2012 07:20 PM

Man…you are the king of shop organization!
You know I always envy your clean, organized space!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#8 posted 04-27-2012 07:21 PM

That shop is waaaay too neat!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 04-27-2012 08:02 PM

Nice looking shop, good work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#10 posted 04-27-2012 08:24 PM

another great shop improvement eric

i’m still in plastic bin stage here
(actually got them years ago)
but am going to use them soon
as i am re-organizing finally

nice build
and good tips

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 04-27-2012 08:29 PM

I think my plastic storage bins just might have an unfortunate “accident” after seeing this setup. It would be “terrible” of course, but sometimes accidents happen.
I am a fan of inexpensive!
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#12 posted 04-27-2012 08:29 PM

Very nice. Well done.

So is this your “showroom shop” and you have another place where you actually make stuff?? :-)

-- Dragonsrite, Minnesota

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#13 posted 04-27-2012 08:36 PM

looks like it works. Good going.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#14 posted 04-27-2012 10:53 PM

Good work. This is officially the shortest time I have spent on Lumberjocks. Yours is the first project I opened and it is inspiring me to go outside and finish some organizing I started a while ago.


-- Time to get started

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#15 posted 04-28-2012 12:51 AM

Now that is my kind of project. Don’t let anyone give you crap about a clean, organized shop. Are those pans like small baking pans?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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