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#21 sjordan2

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:41 AM

I just keep mine in a clear Baggie.



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:52 AM

 




" .... I never know what size I want until I get started on a project and visually see what looks good. ... "
 

i understand that perfectly. nice organization!



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:10 AM

I have a couple tootsie roll containers. I don't keep more that a dozen alum tubes at a time. you can get them pretty

cheap right now at the dollor stores. Then you can enjoy the candy while you build. Keep them in a corner on the

bench. I stand them up. Take up less room that way and they are handy.



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:38 PM

I use the steel display K&S uses for hobby shops.  The real trick is keeping it full...



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:20 PM

Great idea's people .



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:54 PM

I use a Magazine file. "Deco" brand. One for strip/rod/tube, one for sheet.

Yea, I Don't have near the quantity most here do.

 

For the strip/rod one I have wire dividers and sort them by type, then size.

Strip in front, smallest to largest, then rod/tube--same way, then structural shape strips,

'L' angle, 'C' & 'U' channel. 'I' & 'H' Beams Half & quarter round, then HO & O scale dimension.



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:32 AM

 

Basically what I did, but glued ABS pipe to a board. and made slots from wood for the sheet plastic. I grouped strip/rod/tubing by type / shape, not size (round, quarter round, tubing, strip etc). It doesn't really show but there is a third row of tubes for the brass.

 

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Can you tell me what size is the PVC that you used? I like your set up.  



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:47 AM

At the ad agency where I worked, we used rotating organizers like this for a multitude of things, and it would probably work with tubing, strip, etc. in the center part. It holds all kinds of things like what you can see here, including X-Acto knives, brushes, pencils, scribers, etc. The bottom trays are good for spare X-Acto blades, paper clips, push pins, erasers, small items. It all depends on how much stuff, of what kind, you have.

 

As shown in the post above, always keep your tubing and strip in the original packaging.

 

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:37 PM

Can you tell me what size is the PVC that you used? I like your set up.  

 

I used 3" ABS, and cut it into 10" sections. It is pretty cheap, about $15 for 10 feet. I used clear silicone to glue it to a pine board.



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:33 AM

 

I used 3" ABS, and cut it into 10" sections. It is pretty cheap, about $15 for 10 feet. I used clear silicone to glue it to a pine board.

I had bought some smaller and that wouldnt hold a couple pcks. Thanks for letting me know what size. 

 

Tim



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:48 AM

I use clear plastic tubes, with the size of the stuff inside written on the cap.

 

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http://www.cleartecp...tic-tubing.html



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:13 AM

ClearTec has a minimum order that would cost me about $300.00.  What would I do with 250 3/4" clear tubes that are 48" long?



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:24 AM

ClearTec has a minimum order that would cost me about $300.00.  What would I do with 250 3/4" clear tubes that are 48" long?

 Uline has more choices and better prices, but you still have to buy your desired size in quantities of 25, end caps are extra.

 

http://www.uline.com...r-Plastic-Tubes



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:29 AM

ClearTec has a minimum order that would cost me about $300.00.  What would I do with 250 3/4" clear tubes that are 48" long?

 

 

stocking stuffers?



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:41 AM

I'm probably going to order from eplastics.com.

 

http://www.eplastics...ACREXT-750X-625



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:42 AM

I had bought some smaller and that wouldnt hold a couple pcks. Thanks for letting me know what size. 

 

Tim

 

Yeah, I tried a few sizes, 3" was the sweet spot for me, 2" looks like it will work, but actually doesn't hold very much before getting tight, 4" is so big you might as well just go back to throwing it all in a box. I can get 10-15 packs into a 3" tube leaving enough room to easily sort through them. You could get probably twice that number if you cram them in, but then its hard to see what you've got.



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

Mine is in the original sacks hanging on a peg board above my desk. The only catch is you have to open them carefully so that they can be rehung  on their hooks.  When they get to overly used & more or less scrap I have a drawer for the "bits & pieces" .



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:38 AM

my now defunked LHS used to sell K&S steel music wire. it came in 36" tubes. i got a few tubes from him and will cut them down to around 10" or so and tack them up on the side of my bench. mark what size the plastic rod or tubing is on the wood that i have them tacked to. i will keep the most common sizes out, for the rest, i have a plastic divided container or i keep them in the origional packaging and use a rubber band to keep them together.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:54 AM

ClearTec has a minimum order that would cost me about $300.00.  What would I do with 250 3/4" clear tubes that are 48" long?

I just threw that up as an example.  I ordered mine from gosh knows where about 20 years ago :)



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:27 PM

Well, Due to a move I needed to come up with something to get set up again.  While at Walymart I saw these wire shelves.  I mounted one upside down on a piece of plywood and then set one right side up over it. It has 160+ spaces so I'm hoping that will do all of the metal stock. 

 

I made a copy of the squares on paper to lay out the shapes and sizes so I can write the sizes on the plywood for each space. 

 

I'll keep you posted on how this works out.

 

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