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Old 08-04-2018, 03:27 PM
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Default Error Proofing and Organization

I'm in the early stages of the build, absorbing as much as I can at this stage. So last week at Airventure I picked up this handy tip.

Put all the bagged parts with the same part number in a single container!
Dasani 12 oz water bottles make great containers for rivets!

I used my handy Dymo labeler to label the rivets for the water bottles and a fine point sharpie identifies the components compartment boxes ($2.99 HF)

My expectation is that I'm less likely to grab the wrong rivet or bolt this way.




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Old 08-04-2018, 03:32 PM
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Original post missed the second picture....

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Old 08-04-2018, 03:43 PM
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You're doing the right thing! Be very careful when choosing one of those compartmentalized trays. Yours looks like a good one but I put all my #8 machine screws in one with each dash number in a different compartment. I dropped the tray once and all the dividers all popped out. It took me weeks to get them all sorted out again.
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Old 08-04-2018, 04:08 PM
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DO NOT DROP THE TRAYS!

You are doing it right with the inventory...it will save you loads of time during the build!
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Old 08-04-2018, 05:23 PM
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My Mentor Dave Paule tipped me to those bottles. Fabulous idea. I also use paper bowls for the bench. I put the bottle in the bowl and dispense only what's needed for the job. Since the bottle is labeled, I always know whelat size is in the bowl.
Harbor Fright sells 40 drawer bins. I have one each for nuts, bolts, washers and misc. Every drawer full. I use storage bins for smaller parts. My Excel inventory has nots for where every part is located. Then I use a building storage bin for all the parts for the component in progress.
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Old 08-04-2018, 05:35 PM
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Very clever good job Dave. Organizing is very important each of us is doing it our own way. I like yours.
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Old 08-04-2018, 06:29 PM
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My Mentor Dave Paule tipped me to those bottles. Fabulous idea. I also use paper bowls for the bench. I put the bottle in the bowl and dispense only what's needed for the job. Since the bottle is labeled, I always know whelat size is in the bowl.
Harbor Fright sells 40 drawer bins. I have one each for nuts, bolts, washers and misc. Every drawer full. I use storage bins for smaller parts. My Excel inventory has nots for where every part is located. Then I use a building storage bin for all the parts for the component in progress.
And you can save space by running a screw through the cap of those bottles upward into the bottom of the shelf above your workspace - and then screwing the bottle into the cap. Apply the label on the bottle showing contents for proper orientation after the bottle is screwed into the cap.
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