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  • Originally posted by vpt View Post
    I slowly have been gathering fasteners as well. Just around a 1000 or so right now. My shop is dirty so I am thinking of going with closable containers that can be stacked. Much like those "organizers" at HF for $4 and the like.

    I already have a drawer that I keep my standard fasteners in, just looking to do something for the smaller cap screws. I'd like to have a nice assortment of cap screws up to 3/8".
    I got a bunch of these for storing overflow and they are quite nice considering the price. All of the vertical dividers are removable so it's easy to size the compartments for the volume you want to put in each one. These are the biggest stackable units I could find. I'm not sure if they will hold up to frequent use, but they are definitely good for storing away duplicates/overflow that you don't need access to frequently. They might last if you don't care about the latches lasting:

    https://www.harborfreight.com/24-com...ner-61881.html

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    • Yes those ^ The $4 containers is what I was looking at. However, I hate when there isn't enough room for that last 'a little bigger' fastener. I have to take a closer look at the selection next trip to HF.
      Andy

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      • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
        Thanks! It's all hobby stuff. It's been a conglomerate of my own purchased hardware + several lots of hardware from an auction. I've been wanting to gather it all together and organize it for awhile now.
        After watching your video I am really psyched over your upcoming visit! You are going to be so proud of yourself when you get my stuff sorted.
        Location: The Black Forest in Germany

        How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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        • Originally posted by Black Forest View Post
          After watching your video I am really psyched over your upcoming visit! You are going to be so proud of yourself when you get my stuff sorted.
          I still have to sort tons of endmills, taps/dies, reamers, large drill bits, helicoils, carbide inserts, and other auction goodies.

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          • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
            I finally finished sorting and labeling my larger hardware up in my mezzanine.

            All sorted and labeled: 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", M-8. M-10, M-12, and M-16 hardware

            I think I now need to sort/label all my endmills, taps/dies, reamers, and large drill bits.
            Did you just post a video of a bunch of hardware sitting on a shelf?

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            • Here some of my hardware and fastener



              Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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              • Originally posted by Dave C View Post
                Trying to figure out the safest way to lift my 13x40 lathe off its base enough to spin it 180° so I can work on it's back side. Yesterday I had it slung with a strap close to the chuck and lifted it a few inches to get it balanced. Good thing it was only up about 3 inches because it started to rotate in the sling. If it had been much higher it would have gone all the way over and I hate to think of all the bad things that would have ensued. Luckily, the mounting bolt tabs hit the chip pan bottom and stopped the roll, and somehow, I was able to summon enough strength to roll it back upright and lower it back down. Also I am thankful for the day that God inspired me to add a brake when I was building my shop cane. If I had been using one of those HF engine hoists, it would have rolled backwards and the whole works would have been on the floor.
                Got the lathe turned around. Kept it from rolling over by chucking a length of 1" diameter shafting and double wrapping the lifting chains around the bed with two of the chains bolted together to trap the shaft. It worked but I sweat bullets until it was done. I was too busy to take pics, but will try to remember to do so when it gets turned back around. Now on to figuring out what's wrong with the electrics.
                “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                Lewis Grizzard

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                • 'that is just awesome organizing sorting and labeling 3P. Does your wife do the machining?
                  in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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                  • Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post
                    'that is just awesome organizing sorting and labeling 3P. Does your wife do the machining?
                    Maybe, I know that Taco Bell does the cooking.
                    Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
                    Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

                    Location: British Columbia

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                    • Originally posted by Dave C View Post
                      Now on to figuring out what's wrong with the electrics.
                      There's nothing wrong with the electrics....and it'll work perfectly until you turn it back round again. It just doing it for attention!

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                      • Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post
                        'that is just awesome organizing sorting and labeling 3P. Does your wife do the machining?
                        She's too busy taking care of 3 children.

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                        • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
                          There's nothing wrong with the electrics....and it'll work perfectly until you turn it back round again. It just doing it for attention!
                          I hate that you said that because it was exactly what I was thinking. At least I hope to get the DRO scale installed now.
                          “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                          Lewis Grizzard

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                          • Originally posted by tomato coupe View Post
                            Did you just post a video of a bunch of hardware sitting on a shelf?
                            Of course not. It's a video of a bunch of hardware stored in poly bins hanging on a wall. You must have watched the wrong video.

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                            • Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post
                              'that is just awesome organizing sorting and labeling 3P. Does your wife do the machining?
                              I wish! If I can get the kids to do some then that would be really cool.

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                              • Originally posted by tomato coupe View Post
                                She's too busy taking care of 3 children.
                                And two cats, 11 Gerbils, 3 hamster, and 5 Guinea pigs.

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