photo blog of recent D.I.Y. happenings in and around my workshop

Organizing methods

Filed under: Electricity and Electronics — dynamodan @ 1:49 pm January 30, 2013

Here is a few ways that I organize my growing collections of junque.  Pictured above is a wooden rack I build to accomodate Avery “Crack-n-peel Plus” label boxes that I collected while employed at American Speedy Printing back in the 90′s.  The boxes are approximately 8 1/2″ x 11″ x 2″, to hold a standard letter-sized ream of label stock.  This is in response to an “Ask Hackaday” post.

Here are some closer shots of the organizing system.

It’s just some 2×6′s and trim wood, spaced to make it easy to slide the boxes in and out.  As you can see, there is no labeling–the boxes are transparent so the contents speak for themselves.

An assortment of clock motors.  Dunno where they came from, most likely microwave ovens that I disassembled.  The boxes gather a lot of dust, but hey they’re intended to keep the dust out eh?

I also make good use of these, available from many home improvement stores such as my favorite, Menards:

And last but not least, a video of a much smaller storage system, to organize a collection of tiny surface mount devices: