Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by durangotang, Feb 18, 2021.
I use white plastic pickle buckets from the commissary at work for this.
Yum, good choice, and yep those plastic jars are great, have quite a few myself
or styrofoam coffee cups
Thats a great idea,I've been using metal milk crates.....must be something in the air ,I have been organizing here too.......anybody seen a sign of the 7 Horsemen coming
Man, things are worse than I thought. There used to be only Four Horsemen.
File cabinets make great storage for power hand tools and the like. Cheap to pick up used and designed to hold a lot of weight.
x2. Usually free at the dump. And mouseproof for things like drop-cloths
I use file cabinets for larger tools like orbital sanders and grinders. I use old card catalog style files for nut and bolt organization. Slide film steel cabinets make excellent drill bit organization. For my small parts I use a Vidmar cabinet. If I could afford all Vidmar, that's all I would use. Buy once and last several lifetimes of abuse.
I have 4 top/bottom roller toolboxes, all craftsman form the 70's and 80s. I like them because they are kinda nostalgic, but I hate them because they are not the snap on knockoffs that HF/general is.
All my storage either came from C/L, the dump or Marylands Terrapin Trader where they sell the University Of Marylands surplused material. I have 2 Snap On small road boxes I got from the dump from the early 70s. I have maybe 400 bucks invested for all of it.
First get a few kitties.
Then get free storage
There are entire pages of repurposing these litter bins. I store lots of stuff in mine. Oh, and internet picts, not mine.
we had multiple cats, but they didn't use their litter box, so guess what we used for shop floor cleanup.
Wouldn't mind having a couple dozen of those around... that's cool.
That's my plan for under-the bench power tool storage once we get the walls insulated and the bench permanently in place.
I'm dry heaving thinking about all of the scooping that went along with those containers...
Hey....this is western NY after all....
And repair manuals-books, maintenance records ect. I have 2 of them to keep a supply of new filters, oil, and repair parts like brake pads and extra belts for all my vehicles.
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