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Discussion in 'General Talk' started by KaosCNC, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. KaosCNC

    KaosCNC Well-Known

    May 16, 2017
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    HI - I've accumulated quite a few OB parts all in their little bags they send...

    Curious to know if anyone has a suggested storage/organization solution they use to keep everything tidy?

    Been looking at locking storage containers on Amazon but haven't found anything I like yet -- thought maybe someone on here who has their parts organization all figured out may share some advice or suggested products off Amazon they are already using -


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  2. Rick 2.0

    Rick 2.0 OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Resident Builder Builder

    Dec 20, 2013
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    This really comes down to individual preference based on needs, habits and budget. The only things I would suggest would be to make sure the box has a really good latching system to prevent spillage and get a system that is modular and stackable. No matter how big of a box you get you'll eventually find it wasn't big enough.

    If you have a Harbor Freight nearby you might go check to see if they have anything you like better than what Amazon has to offer.
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  3. Giarc

    Giarc Master
    Moderator Builder

    Jan 24, 2015
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    The most awesome parts boxes ever are from your local Harbor Freight.

    I love these things. Parts never mix from one compartment to the other. You can often get them for $5.99. They are the same as the Stanley version without the label. The older models you could see where the Stanley label went. I even fashioned cabinets in which these are the drawers.
    This is the small unit inside the cabinet my CNC sits on. It contains ObenBuilds parts, endmills, and CNC clamps and their affiliated 1/4"-20 bolts and knobs.
    This is the larger one that has electronic components and other small things and is located on a wall shelf. It was still on the CNC after assembly in this photo. I can send you the dxf files if you want to do something similar. I planned to add this to the projects section, but have not got around to it yet.
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  4. sharmstr

    sharmstr Master
    Moderator Builder

    Mar 23, 2018
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    @Giarc I'm doing the same thing :)
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