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Old 02-19-2019, 06:31 PM
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I've been looking for a better way to organize all my small rocket parts. I used to just keep them in little containers along the back of the bench. The problem was that everytime I needed something specific I would have to dump the contents on the bench and sift through the pile.
Now I put them in these clear containers. They work great for engine blocks, hooks, centering rings, nosecones, and launch lugs. I can turn them over to see if the part I need is inside and the large lids make retrieval easy.
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Old 02-20-2019, 05:29 AM
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I save the mixed nut containers like that for storing screws.
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Old 07-22-2020, 06:49 PM
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I needed a more durable storage solution for those delicate Estes igniters when I'm at the launch field.
These empty O'Keefes' hand cream jars fit the bill.
A silicone grip ring on the lid makes them easy to open and they hold lots of igniters.
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Old 07-22-2020, 08:14 PM
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I don't have the same model/brand, but something very similar. My outer container is plastic also.

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Old 10-20-2021, 06:11 PM
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I found a practical way to store all those small tubes and scraps that have been cluttering my workspace.
They are easily organized vertically in a 4.5 gallon bucket.
I keep it on the floor next to my bench. I just look down and know at a glance if I have the size and length needed.
Telescoping the smaller tubes of similar length into the larger ones maximizes capacity.

This crystal clear plastic bag (not cloudy like a kit bag) holds the couplers.
The size is written in pencil directly on the coupler and an office supply clamp allows it to hang from a peg board hook.
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Old 10-20-2021, 06:43 PM
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This is what I did; small parts cabinets and many plastic storage totes.
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Old 10-20-2021, 06:50 PM
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This is what I did; small parts cabinets and many plastic storage totes.


That is absolutely sickening!

I would know where I was...
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Old 10-21-2021, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Don Altschwager
This is what I did; small parts cabinets and many plastic storage totes.

WOW ! and I thought I was hooked bad. Great Set Up.
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Old 10-21-2021, 12:46 PM
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I use storage cabinets similar to Don's, but a bit less organized.
Being that organized would violate my "Laziness Credo".
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