[sdiy] Labelling Your Horde Of Stuff

Olav Martin Kvern okvern at ix.netcom.com
Thu Jun 9 01:30:46 CEST 2022


I think this is one of the very rare cases in which "horde" and "hoard" 
are interchangeable.


On 6/8/2022 3:55 PM, Ian Fritz via Synth-diy wrote:
> I don’t know; they do seem to invade and take over all your territory.
> 
> Ian
> 
>> On Jun 8, 2022, at 3:49 PM, Quincas Moreira via Synth-diy 
>> <synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
>>
>> 
>> I think you mean Hoard, not horde....
>>
>> I personally label what needs to be labelled with a silver sharpie!
>> Cheers
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 8, 2022 at 6:22 AM Roman Sowa <modular at go2.pl 
>> <mailto:modular at go2.pl>> wrote:
>>
>>     Random junk jars technique used to work for me too for years.
>>
>>     When you reach the point when you have to buy some parts again,
>>     that you
>>     know damn well you already have, but can't remember where they
>>     are, then
>>     this sort of detailed storage record comes naturally.
>>
>>     Roman
>>
>>
>>     W dniu 2022-06-08 o 12:41, Mike Bryant pisze:
>>     > Boy are you lot well organised.  Apart from a few 15 tray
>>     containers from Maplin for resistors (3 trays per decade) and
>>     transistors, everything is in jars with a handwritten label on the
>>     outside with things like "Analogue ICs", "Convertors", "PCB
>>     sockets" and so on, and I just try to remember where things are.
>>     >
>>     > Usually works :-)
>>     >
>>     >
>>     > -----Original Message-----
>>     > From: Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org
>>     <mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org>] On Behalf Of Roman Sowa
>>     > Sent: 08 June 2022 11:34
>>     > To: Terry Bowman; SDIY
>>     > Subject: Re: [sdiy] Labelling Your Horde Of Stuff
>>     >
>>     > My way is simple, but I haven't yet reached the point where
>>     buying portable label printer like that is even considered.
>>     >
>>     > Parts are stored in various boxes in various places in a few
>>     rooms. In their original bags, and also in small drawers (mostly
>>     connectors). I never throw out original label from distributor
>>     until the last part is out. The label also holds hand written
>>     notes of various kinds like price and date of purchase, sometimes
>>     important electrical specs. And most importantly it gets
>>     registered in my excell sheet with all important info and
>>     obviously - name of the storage box where it's located.
>>     > When some parts are all out, the line is moved to another sheet,
>>     listing all the parts used so far.
>>     >
>>     > The excell sheet of in-stock items at the moment has 1684 lines.
>>     >
>>     > Roman
>>     >
>>     > W dniu 2022-06-08 o 01:34, Terry Bowman via Synth-diy pisze:
>>     >> My collection of parts, Nixie and magic eye tubes, and
>>     everything else
>>     >> you can name has grown to the point where I need to get serious
>>     about
>>     >> storage. One aspect of this is labelling things. I'm tired of
>>     writing
>>     >> on boxes with a Sharpie.
>>     >>
>>     >> I really like the capabilities of this Epson series:
>>     >>
>>     >>
>>     https://www.amazon.com/LABELWORKS-LW-PX300-Industrial-Label-Maker/dp/B
>>     <https://www.amazon.com/LABELWORKS-LW-PX300-Industrial-Label-Maker/dp/B>
>>     >> 08JQMFZ6F
>>     >>
>>     <https://www.amazon.com/LABELWORKS-LW-PX300-Industrial-Label-Maker/dp/
>>     <https://www.amazon.com/LABELWORKS-LW-PX300-Industrial-Label-Maker/dp/>
>>     >> B08JQMFZ6F>
>>     >>
>>     >> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JQMJ7RD
>>     <https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JQMJ7RD>
>>     >>
>>     >>
>>     >> I know there's cheaper stuff out there and the profit is in selling
>>     >> tape cartridges (à la printer ink) but this thing does
>>     heat-shrink tubing. Joy.
>>     >>
>>     >> So what are you guys using?
>>     >>
>>     >>
>>     >> Terry Bowman, KA4HJH
>>     >> "The Mac Doctor"
>>     >>
>>     >> https://www.astarcloseup.com <https://www.astarcloseup.com>
>>     >>
>>     >> “...the book said something astonishing, a very big thought. The
>>     >> stars, it said, were suns but very far away. The Sun was a star but
>>     >> close up.”—Carl Sagan, "The Backbone Of Night",/Cosmos/, 1980
>>     >>
>>     >>
>>     >>
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