Junk boxes

From: Ethan Dicks <ethan_dicks_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Wed Jul 7 06:03:18 1999

--- Max Eskin <max82_at_surfree.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to know how people here store their junk parts,

I have several parts boxes (3 columns, 20+ rows, each box 1"x3"x5") that hold
ICs, IDC connectors, resistors, fasteners, relays, etc., for the larger
components. For teeny stuff, I use plastic film canisters. For loose SMT
parts, I have a box of sample capsules I got from a resistor company - 1" tall,
1/4" I.D., with a plastic window on the end. Cables are sorted by type and
stored in xerox paper boxes.

I also have this way of cutting and folding former 6"-reel magtape boxes into
display storage - cut the short-side top flaps in half, top-to-bottom. Fold
a long flap and the adjacent short half-flaps against the inside of the box
and glue them in place. Take the two remaining half-flaps and glue the
remaining long flap against them. It looks something like this...

  || ||
  || Open hole to inside ||
  | |
  | |
  | Label area |
  | |

I can stack them two or three high on a regular modular shelf, depending. I
find them good for high-profile stuff like SCSI supplies, monitor cables
and other odd stuff that needs to stay at the top of the heap.

Big stuff goes on modular shelving, but we've been over that ground in
recent months. For in the computer room, I use the stanchion/standard
style of shelving where you screw the vertical strips to the walls and
fit in brackets as needed. I have three walls out of four covered with
this stuff in my current room, floor to ceiling. It's a lot of space, but
I always find a way to fill it. ;-)


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Received on Wed Jul 07 1999 - 06:03:18 BST

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