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Post by Lewis MacRae on Thu May 30 2013, 20:15

I find for storing bigger parts of an engine, IE fuel tank, carb, Use Tesco, Lydl ,aldi fruit boxes as they are free!!!!! (that's what I use along with chocolate tins and ice cream tubs .) Basically what I am trying to say is that they are useful.

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Post by nutgone on Thu May 30 2013, 20:55

Good idea. I find most cardboard boxes are just too weak & all apart. The older type fruit boxes, made of thin wood or thick cardboard, make more sense.

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Post by stationary stu on Fri May 31 2013, 10:55

I use some of them big plasitic storage bins, my wife bought them but there too big for her plans so I put them away somewhere safe. Very Happy Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post by joegrgraham on Sat Jun 01 2013, 19:47

When my boss tidies up his cellar, I grab all the empty wine boxes. Ideal for parts and also good for storing your spuds. For smaller parts, I have a load of old metal baking tins that have done their turn in the kitchen.
Also, have a chat with the chef/cook in your local pub, see if you can get hold of some old mushroom trays/baskets, they're plastic but the're reasonably strong and they stack.

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Post by nutgone on Sat Jun 01 2013, 21:54

There's some bloody good ideas coming up here. Storage is one of my main problems.

Cheers for the ideas so far & keep 'em coming! :thumbup:

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Post by rubythursday on Sun Jun 02 2013, 05:41

My problem is where to put all the boxes and tins! 3 sheds and counting.

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Post by steve w on Sun Jun 02 2013, 08:00

best I got - I was in Birmingham picking some parts up and I saw a factory having a clear out they were skipping all the steel parts shelves - I managed to get 11 in the van for free along with hundreds of the small plastic storage tubs to fit on them. Smile

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Post by nutgone on Sun Jun 02 2013, 10:21

steve w wrote:best I got - I was in Birmingham picking some parts up and I saw a factory having a clear out they were skipping all the steel parts shelves - I managed to get 11 in the van for free along with hundreds of the small plastic storage tubs to fit on them. Smile

Right place, right time. :thumbup: It happens occasionally. Very Happy

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Post by stationary stu on Sun Jun 02 2013, 11:26

Think Steve is a bit of a skip rat, Laughing Laughing Laughing although you can find some great stuff when stores etc are having a revamp. The big shopping centre in Newcastle is always have work done to there shops and the good stuff that gets thrown away is shameful.

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Post by Lewis MacRae on Sun Jun 02 2013, 11:27

steve w wrote:best I got - I was in Birmingham picking some parts up and I saw a factory having a clear out they were skipping all the steel parts shelves - I managed to get 11 in the van for free along with hundreds of the small plastic storage tubs to fit on them. Smile

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Post by steve w on Sun Jun 02 2013, 13:05

lol stu, funny how ytyou can get the right picture of someone online. I have been in many a skip lol - not so much nowadays - when I was living in spain at the end of the season when the workers left if they never paid the bill for next yrs rent the landlord would skip all their belongings - I had many a good afternoon Smile

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Post by stationary stu on Mon Jun 03 2013, 10:32

steve w wrote:lol stu, funny how ytyou can get the right picture of someone online. I have been in many a skip lol - not so much nowadays - when I was living in spain at the end of the season when the workers left if they never paid the bill for next yrs rent the landlord would skip all their belongings - I had many a good afternoon Smile

Very enterprising, you could make a living doing that Laughing Laughing Laughing It is a shame what is thrown out into skips that theres nothing wrong with. Waste!

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Re: Storage

Post by kevjhnsn on Mon Jun 03 2013, 11:44

i use SMA baby milk tins
there easy to stak and write on them with a marker and when engine done, wipe it off ready for the next project ect
they have a lip on the lids so they stack well and ,seam to stop corrosion on parts cleaned for the rebuild or before there all ready for painting up
no good for parts bigger than a 24t2 carb ,but its the small bits that normally get lost or misplaced Smile
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Post by stationary stu on Mon Jun 03 2013, 11:50

It's easy for you to get old milk tins with having all the kids you have Kev and probably more on the way, see guys this is what happens when you read engine maunals in bed no control !!!!!!! :stick lol: lol! :stick lol: lol! :stick lol: lol!
I'm very happy with the storage bins I bought from Lidl or Aldi, it's the one where the rack screws to the wall and you clip the coloured (red,yellow,blue) bins to the rack, easy to use and see what's there ever holds very small parts no problem.

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Post by nutgone on Mon Jun 03 2013, 12:11

I wish I could get those baby milk tins, I didn't even know they still did them.

Maybe I should put a wanted ad on Freecycle for some. That's another good place for storage solutions. Old chests of drawers, cupboards, boxes, crates etc etc, they turn up on there quite often. i got a massive black bag full of old Tupperware containers a while back, I still haven't used them all yet. They're good for small parts as well, especially the ones that still have their lids (inevitably some lids go missing over time).

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Post by Lewis MacRae on Mon Jun 03 2013, 16:49

Wooden wine boxes are good, I have the parts for the Lister D in one

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Post by StewartH on Wed Sep 04 2013, 10:23

I was going to ask why you would have empty wine boxes - they should be full - but then of course you wouldn't be drinking any - which in itself is a crime!

I'm a huge fan of 'upcycling' and given the responses on this thread it looks like we all keep an eye out for a chance to save a few pennies - its satisfying when you get a bargain/ skip win!

bring on more wasteful industrial/ shopping mall/ workers/ householders!

We should start a website identifying where all the skips are! Smile

Happy hunting!

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Post by kevjhnsn on Thu Sep 05 2013, 00:36

stationary stu wrote:It's easy for you to get old milk tins with having all the kids you have Kev and probably more on the way, see guys this is what happens when you read engine maunals in bed no control !!!!!!!  :stick lol:  lol!  :stick lol:  lol!  :stick lol:  lol!
I'm very happy with the storage bins I bought from Lidl or Aldi, it's the one where the rack screws to the wall and you clip the coloured  (red,yellow,blue) bins to the rack, easy to use and see what's there ever holds very small parts no problem.

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you are to bloody right as always mate
the misses is up the duff again and about 14-16 weeks so you were bloody close as always

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that means many many more sma tins for the storage system and replace some of the well used and abused ones for fresh Smile 

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Post by StewartH on Thu Sep 05 2013, 10:46

Congratulations Kev! - Good to hear you're growing the future 'Kev Engineering Team' - when the crying gets too much crank an engine and it will 1) drown the sound and 2) send the nipper into a deep sleep!

... I like the way you mention your good lady is 'up the duff again' almost as if you had nothing to do with it Smile

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Post by joegrgraham on Thu Sep 05 2013, 20:17

Congratulations Kev.
The problem I have discovered is that a lot of the formula tins have been 'redesigned'. They're now cardboard things with crappy plastic lids, so no use for anything (except maybe keeping a polar bears feet dry for a little longer!).
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Post by NOVO on Sun Apr 20 2014, 09:53

rubythursday wrote:My problem is where to put all the boxes and tins! 3 sheds and counting.
You never have enough space. If i build another shed, it's full in no time.(I'm up to 9 at present) What i'd really like is a big barn.

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