[Build] state of construction (storage bins)

jim jim at well.com
Sun Jul 4 09:06:17 PDT 2010


   i agree that bin boxes are probably better 
than the little drawers, though a mix might be 
right. 
   something easy, cheap, and pretty effective 
is a shallow shelf on which are boxes and 
jars of screws, nails.... 
   "shallow" might mean not very high and the 
shelf pulls out or it might mean not very 
deep and not very high, in which case the 
shelf does not pull out. 

   where in the matfablab is a good place for 
screws, nails...? 

   and how are we doing with the idea of 
moving the matfablab east? might be good to 
defer a lot of stuff until after that's 
resolved: i.e. let's resolve it. i'm mildly 
for it--michael kan's note about air flow is 
something of a convincer to me, reinforced 
by the observation that shop tool noise at 
the east end might help make the west end 
more quiet. 




On Sun, 2010-07-04 at 08:55 -0700, Ben Kochie wrote:
> I think the Bin-Box systems are probably better for the shop.
> 
> 
> http://www.mcmaster.com/#4666t84/=7td89e
> 
> -ben
> 
>   "UNIX is user-friendly, it's just picky about its friends."
> 
> On Sat, 3 Jul 2010, John Magolske wrote:
> 
> > * Ben Kochie <ben at nerp.net> [100703 19:32]:
> >> Do you prefer bins like the ones that are there, or fishing organizer
> >> style boxes with compartments?
> >>
> >> Personally if we could get screws and such into an organizer setup with
> >> smaller bins it would be good.  I prefer the fishing/sewing organizers
> >> that have compartments on two sides and flip open.  If anyone knows a
> >> good place to pick that kind of thing up I could go shopping for them.
> >
> > The part bin cabinets listed below are what I'd suggest. They
> > all have the same external dimensions, but with different drawer
> > configurations. Personally, I find the 24 large-drawer and the 64
> > small-drawer versions are most useful. I have the combo 44-drawer
> > version on my desk at work, but mostly use the larger drawers and wish
> > I got the 24-drawer version instead. These would be nice attached to
> > the wall (don't stick out too far). I like the idea of settling on
> > one particular form factor so they can be tiled across a wall in a
> > modular, space-efficient, non-chaotic manner... and these seem to
> > have a reasonable cost/benefit ratio IMO.
> >
> >> From McMaster:
> >
> > 9619T71
> > Plastic c 24 Drawers,
> > 20" W X 15-13/16" H X 6-3/8" D, Lt Gray
> > 24 Drawers @ 4 3/8" x 2" x 5 1/4"
> > In stock at $29.64 Each
> > http://www.mcmaster.com/#9619t71/=3uhja8
> >
> > 9619T75
> > Plastic Small-Parts Drawer Cabinet 44 Drawers,
> > 20" W X 15-13/16" H X 6-3/8" D, Lt Gray
> > 32 Drawers @ 2 1/8" x 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"
> > 12 Drawers @ 4 3/8" x 2" x 5 1/4"
> > In stock at $28.09 Each
> > http://www.mcmaster.com/#9619t75/=3uhjh3
> >
> > 9619T77
> > Plastic Small-Parts Drawer Cabinet 64 Drawers,
> > 20" W X 15-13/16" H X 6-3/8" D, Lt Gray
> > 64 Drawers @ 2 1/8" x 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"
> > In stock at $31.19 Each
> > http://www.mcmaster.com/#9619t77/=3uhhxi
> >
> > If anyone's up for it I'd be willing to go halves/thirds/fourths/etc.
> > on getting 2/3/4/etc of these. Maybe two 24's & one 64 to start with?
> >
> > When ordering from McMaster, an order placed by 5pm typically arrives
> > by next business day afternoon (works better if you communicate that
> > we're a bus/org, personal orders can take 2 days). I guess Weds would
> > be the earliest we could get these if we so chose...and we'd need a
> > reliable receiving person & address.
> >
> > The page Jim linked looks interesting too. Stackable larger bins would
> > be nice. The nesting bins we currently have (donated by dpc, thx)
> > could be a part of the solution...one thought was to mount to a wall
> > some sort of rail that hooks into the top rear grooves of these bins
> > and a ledge/shelf to support the bottoms.
> >
> > John
> >
> >
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