Bringing My Workshop Online #7: Storing my Hardware Components

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Blog entry by scarpenter002 posted 01-26-2014 10:12 PM 2993 reads 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I continuing to improve my workshop, removing rust, organizing my tools, and building cabinets and organization fixtures. This weekend I finished up my new hardware cabinet. Last weekend I build the box:

Cut it in half:

Turned the front of the box into doors:

It was when I got to this point in the project, that I discovered that the magnets and magnet cups I purchased were not the same size. I got online and order some smaller magnets to fit the cups I had, and larger cups to fit the magnets I had. Thanks to Rockler for the quick processing of my order and UPS for being efficient. My shipment was delivered Thursday, giving me a productive weekend. Now I have two sets of magnets, in varying sizes. Ready for the next project.

Here is my cabinet with the bin rails installed:

And here is my finished cabinet:

Now I will be spending the next month or two organizing hardware and labeling bins. This cabinet came from ShopNotes 58.

Thanks for reading.

-- Scott in Texas

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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 01-27-2014 01:42 AM

I have a ton of these bins. I don’t use them much because they just get full of dust. Your solution is elegant. Last week i tore apart a multi drawer workbench to make room in the shop. Food for thought here for me. Thnx for posting.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#2 posted 01-27-2014 01:57 AM

I like that design a lot and you did a nice job on the build.

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

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#3 posted 01-27-2014 07:15 PM

Nice Cabinet. I like the mini Hardware Department, alot.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#4 posted 12-16-2014 05:18 PM

Terrific storage, and “dust free ” bins

-- Dan, TN

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