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Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by durangotang, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. Feb 22, 2021
    timgr

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    I use white plastic pickle buckets from the commissary at work for this.
     
  2. Feb 22, 2021
    Snoops

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    Yum, good choice, and yep those plastic jars are great, have quite a few myself
     
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  3. Feb 22, 2021
    Snoops

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    or styrofoam coffee cups :lol:
     
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  4. Feb 22, 2021
    dozerjim

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    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 :shrug:
     
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  5. Feb 22, 2021
    PeteL

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    Man, things are worse than I thought. There used to be only Four Horsemen.
     
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  6. Feb 22, 2021
    Boyink

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    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.
     
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    PeteL

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    x2. Usually free at the dump. And mouseproof for things like drop-cloths
     
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  8. Feb 22, 2021
    47v6

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    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.
     
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  9. Feb 22, 2021
    aallison

    aallison 74 cj6, 76 cj5. Has anyone seen my screwdriver?

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    First get a few kitties.
    Then get free storage
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    There are entire pages of repurposing these litter bins. I store lots of stuff in mine. Oh, and internet picts, not mine.
     
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  10. Feb 22, 2021
    Tyler Vaughan

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    we had multiple cats, but they didn't use their litter box, so guess what we used for shop floor cleanup.
     
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  11. Feb 22, 2021
    durangotang

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    Wouldn't mind having a couple dozen of those around... that's cool.
     
  12. Feb 22, 2021
    Fireball

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    That's my plan for under-the bench power tool storage once we get the walls insulated and the bench permanently in place.
     
  13. Feb 22, 2021
    givemethewillys

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    I'm dry heaving thinking about all of the scooping that went along with those containers... :poo: :sick:
     
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    dozerjim

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    Hey....this is western NY after all....:rofl::rofl:
     
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  15. Feb 22, 2021
    Ol Fogie

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    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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