What a phenomenal thread!
Thanks for the dental floss and cab tip - I’ve used it four times
I use those plastic containers that 35mm film comes in for all sorts
of things. Go to any quick photo place and ask, they usually throw
them away after processing. I asked and got about a hundred which
are stored in a plastic shoe box until needed.
The little dishes they use in Chinese restaurant for sauces. Got
about 20 for $.10 a piece at a garage sale. Great when you need
something small to hold a small amount of liquid, for orgainzing a
project or sorting parts.
I bought a 6" sq metal lazy susan part at the hardware store years
ago. Just realized it was great for putting under my soldering
Kraft Pimento cheese jars. They are the perfect height for lots of
small hand tools, saw blades and such. I keep four of them in a
narrow plastic rectangular container so they don’t fall over. I eat
way too much of this stuff
Small frozen food trays for storing preforms and cabs in various
stages of completion. The rectaugular ones are best.
Small Tupperware container with lid for storing paste solder.
Exactly the right size for four tubes. I store it close, but not
under a bench light so it is always just barely warm. Have been
using the same tubes now for almost four years. Obviously, I don’t
use it as much as I did when I first discovered paste solder and was
so enamored with it
Small, short plastic containers, about 1 1/2" dia by 1/1/2" high,
with lids. Sold in craft stores for storing seed beeds. These are
the perfect height for storing solder chips in various sizes and can
be marked with permanent markers.
Those steel rods you find in hardward stores, usually in the cement
area. I cut them in various lengths, then file, polish and buff
them for an odd assortment of tools.
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