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Re: Stripwood storage and organization
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2017, 01:12:52 PM »
I use mailing tubes taped together for longer strip wood and parts. 



Nice, I really like that cabinet, thanx for posting the link!


For the smaller more fragile strip wood I use an Ikea ALEX cabinet with wide shallow drawers.  This is also nice for tools.



Here is a link to the cabinet:  http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40196241/
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Re: Stripwood storage and organization
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2017, 03:56:11 PM »
I'm old enough to remember when computers came with manuals, and those manuals were enclosed in nice sturdy slipcover boxes...


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I had one of the first PC's in my office at Michigan Tech. as a grad student.  Students would make appointments for my office hours just to see it.


Sorry - we got off topic.




The cardboard tubes in the picture above is what I use for my strip wood .
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Re: Stripwood storage and organization
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2017, 04:29:09 PM »
I found one of those NESL milled car roof 24" strips with a price tag on it, $.29 (1980 or so)


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Re: Stripwood storage and organization
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2017, 06:42:07 PM »
Dave -

I bought those milled car parts around 1990 when I had big plans to scratch build cars.  Yup, big big plans.....   :D

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Re: Stripwood storage and organization
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2017, 07:59:55 PM »
Dave -

I bought those milled car parts around 1990 when I had big plans to scratch build cars.  Yup, big big plans.....   :D

I did that also, now can't find all of them

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Re: Stripwood storage and organization
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2019, 10:45:23 PM »
I know this is a old topic, But I found this and liked it.Dennis

http://www.craftsmankituniversity.com/vanforum/index.php?p=/discussion/246/stripwood-storage

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Re: Stripwood storage and organization
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2019, 11:22:45 AM »
Hey Dennis:

Very nice looks like something you made??? Or did you find it somewhere?

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Re: Stripwood storage and organization
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2019, 11:46:46 AM »
Karl, I just found it and gonna build it as soon as I get to lowes and buy the wood and tubes.Dennis

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Re: Stripwood storage and organization
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2019, 03:05:44 PM »
I looked into that type of design and found out it took much desk space, collected too much dust and the strip wood dries out too fast then gets brittle while fading the colour. While the design lets you get easy access to the strip wood, it does not handle short pieces well. I'm not sure how it would address the tipping issue?

To be honest (if I am not already) I usually collect all of the strip wood once during a project and use the scrap bin for as many things I can.  (Plus the tubes are expensive here)
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Re: Stripwood storage and organization
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2019, 03:34:37 PM »
Back to the drawing board :(