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Shop organization tips. Useful products to have in your shop and home..

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Published on Dec 30, 2014

Just thought I'd make a video showing how I organize my shop, and a few tips on products I found useful.

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Lui Monterico
Lui Monterico4 years agoHighlighted comment
Thank you
zapro_dk
Buy your Cyanoacrylate-glue in RC-stores. RC-people use a /LOT/ of this stuff, so big bottles of it is dirt cheap. Get a compatible "Accelerator/activator" aerosol-spray as well - you'll love it! The big bottles that i buy have a needle in the cap, so it's always ready for use, and they are very tight, so the solvent doesn't evaporate over time.
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Stephen Low
Cut Coke and Pepsi bottles 1 to 1.5 inches up from the bottom to make cheap screw holding jars you can use to hold screws in while working on a screen. Thers little chance of breaking them nomatter what you're doing. If you cut one side taller like a tail and punch a hole in it near the top, you can hang them on peg board hooks. Its also easier to pour screws into a bag using the tail like a chute. Cut just right, they stack into each other tightly. Cut the top of the bottle one inch down and use it upside down as a funnel for throwing screws into a container (the ones described above). the large hole does not impede the screw. When you open a glue tube like liquid nails or rubber sealant, it generally goes off (hard) before you use it again. Take an empty glass wine bottle (obtained in the normal method) and put a small amount of turpentine in the bottom and stick the up turned glue tube with it's plastic funnel still on it) in the top.The fumes from the turps will keep the contents of the tube fresh.  The turps will take years to evaporate with the tube making a loose seal. If you haven't used the tube in a while (months) discard the first couple of squirts of whatever it is, in case the fumes have modified the contents.  When you buy transistors for a job, if you're like me you normally don't buy one, you get a couple. I see you use paper folders to store them. I do the same but in the end of the box, I put a print of the first page of the pdf data sheet in a clipboard (It'll hold 40 or 50 sheets) and write a number on it for how many are left. As I use them up, I change the number on the sheet. As I get new ones in, I write a date next to the new amount. Not only is stocktake easier, I get an idea of the amount I'm going through and an indication of alternative parts (from the specs) I might have in stock if I don't have that one.
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KludgeCraft
Those Curtis drawers are beautiful! If you're ever in the Cupertino area on an Electronics Flea Market day, I recommend you check it out. There's a lot of vintage and surplus gear there that I think you would enjoy browsing through.
Synaux
Another glue I use a lot for various things is JB Weld--a very strong epoxy--might fit your needs for a strong bond (I even fixed a radiator with it). I like the rubber bands
Gord Slater
cut those inner tubes at say a 45 degree angle and you get slightly longer rubber bands, although at the expense of some twisting.
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Cesar Esqueda
Felicitaciones desde venezuela, muy bello taller
Chris
I've had the same problem with super glue hardening in the container a while after use. I purchased some more a few months ago. the regular type of glue pen is stored in a resealable zip lock package. I'm finding this works much better so far the glue hasn't setup. I recommend storing your super glue in a sealed zip lock bag with as much of the air squeezed out as you can. Your shop is nicely organized. Time is money and I'm sure it pays to be able to find things quickly.
Pablo José
You do not use a Hot Glue Gun? Thank you for letting people visit your store. Pablo from Argentina.
tubejim101
Great video.  Can you make one showing how you get those iron fillings? Starting to become a big fan of CLP gun oil for lubing things that need to stay lubed for a long time.  Car throttle cables and such.
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