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post #1 of 8 Old 09-02-2018, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Rockler vs shop made $$$

There's this -
https://www.rockler.com/2-pack-of-bi...ri3ne1h81hghn8

Nice if you can afford it, for the rest of us - scrap lumber and 10 cents worth of glue.
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I am always amazed at the products for sale, like this,?? I mean, someone must buy them,,,,donít they???

However, like achy suggest,,,,, make your own, customize just the way you wish, height, size of openings,, and on and on...so much more fun also to do the planing and the construction,, and then change it any time you want.

What do you say?
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I would make something "custom" because I'm retired and would enjoy the simple task and ending up with exactly what I wanted. Now, if I was in a business that needed something like that I would surely purchase those or something similar as opposed to taking shop time away from something profitable. That said, seems expensive for a small tray thingy.
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Most of the world does not have the time/skill/tools/whatever to make little trays. For them those little storage devices from places like Rockler are exactly what they want and need.


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I would never buy those. I also very much like the idea of homemade jigs & organization.

With that said, I am just not that organized of a person. I keep my tips on a magnetic strip attached to the leg of my workbench. I am terrible about putting things back where they belong. A lifelong challenge!

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If you are in the business it is probably better to be doing paid work than fiddling with little boxes. Most of these things have been designed and tested so you can be pretty sure they will do the job off the shelf, and it is always easy to add more if that becomes necessary.

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i did something in between. walmart offers all sizes of plastic storage containers with and without tops. i found the ones that fit my drawers and used them. was able to make them into sets, so if i had to drill and tap 1/4" holes, i had a container that contained all required drill bits, taps, and reamers.

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There is always tin cans, coffee cans, juice cans and they are all free. I use glass jars to put finish in when I need to.

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