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    How are you organizing fasteners?

    Hi Creekers,

    I am totally annoyed with the way I am sorting all my different screws and fasteners. I'd love to learn what you are doing to escape the chaos. Photos and/or sources would be great!

    Steve

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    I use the deep, clear, adjustable compartment fishing tackle boxes that have the radiussed corners at the bottom which makes removing the last few easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Launier View Post
    I use the deep, clear, adjustable compartment fishing tackle boxes that have the radiussed corners at the bottom which makes removing the last few easier.
    Same here. I used to do them in those big pull-out drawer cabinets that mount on the wall, right up until one of them melted because I had it sitting in the window. So I ran over to Harbor Freight and got a bunch of those flat clear boxes like you described and resorted everything. And because they are so cheap, I can just get more and more and more as I need them. Right now, I have 3 for just screws, 2 for bolts, 2 for washers, 2 for nuts and 1 for misc. stuff. I still have a couple cabinets that hold bigger items. They're all labeled and I'll be building a hanging cabinet to hold them all.

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    Are you guys talking about these ones?
    https://m.harborfreight.com/tool-sto...ner-61881.html

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    I have wall mounted bins with clear plastic drawers for the majority of the fasteners I use. For those sizes I use a lot, there's a unit with larger, hinged bins. These bins hold several hundred of a given size, such as 1.25" #8, 1.5" #8, 1" #7 trim head and 1.625" #7 trim head screws which are what I use the most of. For the less used fasteners and a lot of other needed but speciality fasteners and hardware, there's a unit with a lot of smaller clear drawers. I have them marked using a label maker to speed up accessing the "correct" fastener needed in the moment.
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    I use bins like this. They work well.

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    These jar carousels are my method :

    fastener rack 001.jpg

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    Yonak - that’s nice grandpa style! Brings back memories from my grandfathers basement.

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    Yeah, the first carousels I got from my grandpa.

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    I have several of something like these hanging on the wall.
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    You are a brave man, Yonak...one good kickback bouncing around the shop could setup an "interesting display" of (formerly intact) glass containers. LOL
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    LOL .. that wall is kind of behind a work bench and way out of the line of fire. ..Plenty of things to afford interference. A wayward missile would have to bounce off several things before it clipped a jar.

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    I ended up with a fair number of these metal boxes years ago. They were the collection boxes for pay phones. I use them for nails, screws, etc. Also use the plastic bins from Home Depot. I also have several drawers that take small boxes of screws perfectly.


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    I picked this up from the salvage yard for not much money, each drawer is 3x5x17” deep. It came with a few dozen dividers and holds a lot of hardware. I like that I can just take a drawer to the bench when needed.
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    I need a mobile solution that will transition to wall mount. Seville bin racks from Sams club and and Viewtainers from Menards. Colors coordinate sizes.


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