Lid-less parts container. A source?
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  Re: Lid-less parts container. A source? by T.J. (Hey, I hope everyone...)
This is actually my brother's idea that evolved. Back when we change or oil every 3000, we'd store the bottles upside down to drain, then cut the tops off on the band saw. We used them for parts, mixing, painting, and almost anything if a small container was needed. When I started using them in my nail/screw carrier, I realized the different colors could be used to categorize galv., S.S., bright, etc.. 1/2 gal. milk jugs work great for bigger projects since they'll hold about #10. And who would have thought they fit so nicely into a ........ wait for it....... milk crate.
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  Re: Lid-less parts container. A source? by T.J. (Hey, I hope everyone...)
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  Re: RE: Lid-less parts container. A source? by MstrCarpenter (This is actually my ...)
(09-09-2021, 08:51 PM)MstrCarpenter Wrote: This is actually my brother's idea that evolved. Back when we change or oil every 3000, we'd store the bottles upside down to drain, then cut the tops off on the band saw. We used them for parts, mixing, painting, and almost anything if a small container was needed. When I started using them in my nail/screw carrier, I realized the different colors could be used to categorize galv., S.S., bright, etc.. 1/2 gal. milk jugs work great for bigger projects since they'll hold about #10. And who would have thought they fit so nicely into a ........ wait for it....... milk crate.

All great ideas! I'll probably do this for some of the drawers in my cabinet, actually. Probably at least half. My late grandpa used to use oil bottles and milk jugs in all SORTS of ways around his place. He used the motor oil bottles by laying them flat and cutting one side out. This left the neck of the bottle sticking out like a handle to pull on. lol I loved it.

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