[sdiy] Labeling Your Hoard of Stuff

Olav Martin Kvern okvern at ix.netcom.com
Thu Jun 9 04:33:35 CEST 2022


I found a bunch of Akro-Mils plastic cabinets (perfect for small 
components) and a rolling cart thing on the street. Like this:


Once I washed the blood off--and I'm not kidding about that--they've 
been great. No idea what had happened to them, and they don't answer 
questions when I ask. Probably an Elmore Leonard story in there, somewhere.



On 6/8/2022 6:39 PM, David G Dixon via Synth-diy wrote:
> I bought a very cheap rolling chest of 10 plastic drawers in a fairly 
> flimsy metal frame with casters.  This thing has been a god-send!  I 
> put many of the parts I needed for my Freak Shift builds into it -- 
> electrolytic and ceramic caps in one drawer, panel components in 
> another, spacers in another, sockets in another, ICs in another, etc, 
> etc.  Some of the drawers have dividers, and some just have different 
> baggies.  Nothing is labelled, but I know exactly where everything is.  
> I can roll it right next to my chair when I'm soldering.  The only 
> things I didn't put into it are resistors and film caps, which I keep in 
> separate boxes in a cabinet near my bench.  I've never been this 
> organized, and it has saved tons of time.
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